IMHO you can't have easter without the easter egg hunt - locating those beautifully coloured eggs and then making something with them.
The only problem with dyeing eggs is the chemically-filled color tablets most people use.
I found that there are MANY natural foods that can be used as dyes on a regular basis, and will work great for dyeing Easter eggs.
Here’s the basic method:
Combine 4 cups of water, 2-3 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar, and the dyeing ingredient. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the solution into a large bowl, and let the hard-boiled eggs steep in the solution for 30 minutes (lighter color) to 4 hours (deeper color).
Here are some recommended ingredients for making a variety of colors. Typically, you should use about 4 cups of fresh produce or 1-2 tablespoons of a spice.
Pink/Red Eggs: cranberries, raspberries, coarsely grated beets
Yellow Eggs: ground turmeric, lemon or orange peels, chamomile or green tea
Orange Eggs: chili powder, paprika
Green Eggs: spinach, kale
Blue Eggs: blueberries, blackberries
Purple Eggs: hibiscus tea, red wine
So go on - have fun with your kids and grandkids - and use those eggs for a very colourful egg salad!