I showed you here how I blew my eggs.
Now I have another egg project that doesn’t involve blowing, instead bluing.
These eggs start by being hard-boiled with the steam method.
At the same time I cut up a head of red/purple cabbage and covered it with water.
Let this simmer for at least half an hour. When the all the color has been extracted from the cabbage, strain it.
Add 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup salt to the dye.
Carefully submerge the hard-boiled eggs.
The eggs didn’t seem to be coloring at all so I took each one out and rubbed it with a clean make-up sponge soaked in white vinegar.
This step seemed to remove a layer of gunk that may not have allowed the dye to soak in properly.
I reimmersed them and let sit overnight for the deepest color.
I was delighted in the morning to find the eggs had been dyed a deep and variegated denim blue.
I set the wet eggs in an egg carton to dry.
We won’t eat these although they were made in a totally natural way. I’ll keep them refrigerated until next week when they go on display.
Update: When I took the eggs out of the refrigerator 4 days later they had turned turquoise.
Do you have special plans for Saint Patrick’s Day?