What are the secrets of natural coloring Easter eggs you do not know?
How many wayshow to paint eggsdo you know by Easter? Are they all safe? Of course, Krashenki is the main attribute of the holiday, guarding your family and a gift to loved ones. But we will decorate the Easter egg with natural means.
Colored eggs - choose safe ways
It would seem that something much simpler - I bought a ready-made food dye and no problems: painting would not take long.
But if you have children in your family or you simply prefer natural dyes for eggs, then it is better to remember proven folk recipes in order to definitely exclude any chemistry.
All shades of red
Excellent natural paint for eggs - the usual red beets. Previously, the girls were red with the blush on her cheeks suggestive, and we will paint the eggs for Easter.
Our Krashenki can turn out very different in color saturation: pale pink hue, bright red or dark burgundy tone.
There are several ways to paint eggs with beets:
- You can hold boiled eggs in beet juice (freshly squeezed). Leave for the night - receive a saturated claret shade;
- another option - 2 peeled beets, we will rub it large, fill it with water, add vinegar (1 tsp is enough) and boil the mixture for 7-10 minutes. Painted eggs will be the more saturated in color, the longer we keep them in the broth;
- Krashenki can be obtained simply by treating the shell with a gruel of finely grated beets, or boil the eggs together with the roots (we then use them for salad or vinaigrette).
What other natural dyes to get red can be used? For example, red onion peel: first make a decoction of it, and then boil eggs in it.
From orange to brown
Painted eggs of different shades: from red to brown are obtained using a decoction of the husks of ordinary onions. Until now, this classic of the genre does not lose its popularity - it is a budget and environmentally friendly way to paint eggs for Easter.
And again, the intensity of the color depends on the concentration of the decoction and the time of exposure of eggs in it.
How to paint the shell in orange - here will help other natural dyes for eggs: you need to hold them for 2-3 hours in carrot juice or in paprika diluted with hot water.
Ground coffee, strong tea leaves or walnut shells will give the eggs shades from light beige to brown: cook longer and get darker dyed eggs.
Would you like the color yellow krashenok - here is another natural paint: turmeric. In hot water, dissolve a couple of tablespoons of seasoning, bring to a boil and cook the eggs in a solution to give them the desired shade.
How to paint eggs yellow? It is necessary to make a decoction of young leaves of birch, and when he insists, boil eggs in it for 10-15 minutes.
How to paint eggs in blue? We use such natural dyes for eggs: red grape juice, decoction of red cabbage, blueberries (fresh and canned).
Colored eggs can also turn blue if the solution is more concentrated. A rich lilac shade can be achieved when the eggs are cooked for a long time in a decoction of red onion peel.
How to paint the shell in green? This is the hardest thing, because not always young nettles appear by Easter (after all, the holiday can also be early). Another green shade is achieved when boiled eggs with spinach. But a bright, intense tone is unlikely to succeed.
How to paint eggs in different colors with natural dyes - see in this video:
Decorating easter eggs
What and how to decorate eggs so that it is nice and safe?
A rather unusual effect is obtained if you moisten the egg with water, dip it in buckwheat or rice, wrap it with gauze, tie it tightly and cook in a natural dye. And when you deploy, you will see how pretty such a beautiful one looks.
The effect of abstraction is achieved as follows: the eggs must be wrapped in onion peel, fastened with gauze and cooked in paint. It will turn out an interesting pattern on the shell - all sorts of different divorces.
How to decorate eggs using natural dyes? Let's make a paint out of powdered sugar: we take it in the amount of one glass, slightly diluted with water - the mixture should be thick. Fill this mixture with a pastry syringe and draw patterns on an egg-shell, already painted with some kind of natural paint.
Colored eggs can be made even more beautiful (sorry for the pun), if you take the dressing that we usually use to decorate Easter baking. Egg grease with protein, sprinkle with sprinkling and get a real decoration of the Easter table.
How to decorate eggs using wax? That we get a real pysanka. Take a hard-boiled egg, dunk a match into the wax from the melted candle and draw a pre-selected or invented pattern on the shell. We will place the future Easter egg in the paint (just not hot, so that the wax does not melt).
As a result, the pattern will not stain with the wax layer, and the remaining surface of the egg will acquire the desired color. Remove the wax and we will admire the result. Read more about this coloring in this video:
How to decorate eggs using old techniques? We take the little eggs, it is better than dark color, with a pencil we apply the necessary pattern on the shell, and then we will scratch it with something sharp: an awl, scissors, a thick needle, a sharp knife.
Grits can also be beautifully decorated with eggs: boil them hard-boiled, coat them with paste and put any selected pattern on the surface with rice, millet, lentils, even black peppercorns.
It is good to decorate colored eggs in a variety of ways: beads, buttons, ribbons, bows and lace are easily laid on the paste.
Craftswomen who own knitting or crocheting can knit cute clothes for eggs from colored threads - a very original Easter gift will come out.
Easter eggs are painted with a marker, felt-tip pen, acrylic and gouache paints, wax crayons. But doubts arise about the safety of such decor. Such eggs are best used for decorative purposes, to give, but not to eat them.
Another similar way to decorate eggs for Easter is the so-called “silk” coloring.
It is necessary to take natural silk shreds, wrap white eggs in them, fix with threads and boil in water with vinegar.
Little Egg Secrets
There are some secrets to the correct coloring of Easter eggs, they are simple, but they need to be known. Then the process will be more successful.
So, here they are - little "egg" tricks:
- Wipe the eggs with alcohol, then the paint will fall on the shell more smoothly.
- It is best to cook the eggs at room temperature, just extracted from the refrigerator can burst. And to avoid this, add a spoonful of salt to the water.
- It is preferable to paint the eggs in white.
- To make the color more intense, table vinegar is added to the water with paint.
- Painted eggs are rubbed with vegetable oil - they will then shine beautifully.
What are the ways to paint eggs with natural means - see this video: