Monday, March 17, 2008
Today we made our first batch of hard boiled eggs. We get farm fresh eggs, so they are already beautiful shades of white, brown, blue/green and beige. We hard boiled the eggs in a mix of natural dyes - onion skins, paprika, and ground espresso beans. This gave all of the eggs all a deeper, rich color.
We then drew on each egg with oil pastels and the boys put them into little jars of additional color (vinegar, food coloring, water) for a few minutes before fishing them out with spoons.
It was fun - and we ended up with rich earthy colors, which we all like. We plan to make some using purple cabbage and beet juice this week too - fun!