Monday, 24 March 2008

Unplugged Project - eggs

This weeks Unplugged Project was 'eggs'. We dyed our eggs with beetroot juice. We juiced the beetroots which were hanging round from last season and heading for the compost heap. We soaked/rolled the eggs in the juice for a couple of days. The results are patchy and not quite as vibrant as I hoped. Perhaps it may have been better if we had used white eggs?





We popped some white wool in the bowl too. It has taken on pinkish brown hue.

9 comments:

Piseco said...

What a great way to experiment with natural dyes. We've tried them in the past, but used regular food coloring and vinegar this year. We're saving up lots of good ideas for next year! Thanks for sharing.

Kate in NJ said...

They still look great!
Happy Easter.

Wobblymoo said...

Yes, good try, I wonder if the dye in beetroot diminishes with age, now there could be a possiblity

Heather said...

I love the project. It is neat to see what natural thing can dye stuff.

reprehriestless warillever said...

Chock it up as a learning experience ;)

They still look pretty good.

Michie said...

I think they would have worked better with white eggs, but who knows. Now you can try it again another time to compare! I've never dyed eggs with anything like that before - looks like a fun experiment!

Mom and Kiddo said...

I like their subtlety.

Mom Unplugged said...

I think they look nice, although I am sure you were hoping for something a bit brighter. If we try it I will take your advice about the white eggs and turning often! Thank you! Happy Easter!

BChsMamaof3 said...

I love using natural dyes for eggs to :) We mad deviled eggs this year soaked in beet juice and it turned them a pretty pinky/purple throughout the entire egg :) Thanks for sharing,
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