February 29th, 2008 | 12 Comments
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Curious to know what kind of advice you’ll receive by email? Here’s a free tip from Ideal Bite’s website about how to dye your eggs “green” this Easter:
When Peter Cottontail comes hopping down the bunny trail, surprise him with a basket of organic eggs dyed in gorgeous, eco-friendly colors.
- Most egg dye kits are labeled as non-toxic, but even some food-grade, FDA-approved dyes are made from coal tar and other petroleum products, so they’re not necessarily eco-friendly. Look for plant-based dyes instead.
- Skip the fizzy tablets and make all-natural dyes from common foods: spinach (green), red onion skins (violet), orange peel (yellow), red cabbage (blue…no really!) and beets (pink). Don’t forget to buy organic and compost everything when you’re done.
- Skip petroleum-based plastic grass, or reuse it. Sprouted wheat grass and raffia are good all-natural alternatives.
- Make it chocolate. Resist the temptation to buy live rabbits, ducklings or chicks as gifts. Though cute and fuzzy, they’re not kid-friendly pets, and many thousands are abandoned each spring.
We’re thinking that red wine would probably achieve the perfect purple Easter egg. One sip for you little egg, two for us…
- Nova Natural – plant-based egg dye and wheat grass sprouting kits ($4-$6).
- Natural egg dye recipes – food-based, homemade dyes… a fun project for kids.
- Let the Humane Society and the House Rabbit Society tell you why live Easter bunnies are a lame idea unless you are ready to commit to 10 years of bunny care.
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