Greener Easter Eggs

Easter is just around the corner. The other day I shared some greener gift ideas and today I want to share some ways to have greener Easter eggs. There are many great options out there that help you avoid the toxic dyes that you find in the cheap grocery store kits and the toxic plastics in the cheap plastic eggs.


  • Dye your eggs with food. Onions, red cabbage, and other food can be used to make beautiful eggs. Crunchy Domestic Goddess has some great tips for dyeing your eggs natural.
  • Buy a natural dye kit. There are several dye kits out there that use safer dyes. Two examples are one by GLOB that contains 3 color packets (enough dye for 1 dozen eggs), 3 compostable cups, and 3 bamboo mixing brushes. Another option comes from Wee Can Too, it contains two sets of 3 primary colors and a neutral veggie based crayon for drawing on the eggs.
  • Condo Blues shared an interesting tutorial for making washi paper eggs. They are super cute and a very interesting alternative to dyeing.
  • Are you vegan? EggNots makes dyeable ceramic eggs. They are made in the USA and last forever. They suggest using food coloring but natural dye options would likely work as well, it would be a great way to use Condo Blues’ washi paper egg tutorial!
  • If you need fillable eggs consider Eco Eggs. They are made from bpa-free, corn-starch based plastic, are food grade, are fully compostable in industrial compost, are durable and reusable for many years, and they are made in the USA.

Will you be using Easter eggs this year? If so are you going to try any of the options above or do you have other green ideas? Be sure to share in the comments below.

This post is part of an Easter carnival held on the Big Green Purse, be sure to check out the other posts.

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  1. says

    I am VERY excited to have this information! I love dying eggs but my kids are so old now that most of the junky stuff inside of the kits are wasted on us. This is a terrific alternative and will be EGG-ACTLY the right project for Easter 2013. Thanks!

  2. Michelle says

    we have been using store bought natural dyes for quite some time, but last year tried using homemade ones and loved how they eggs came out. The children were super involved and it is now a tradition i look forward to continuing!

  3. says

    Hi Lisa
    The tips that you shared with for dying the eggs are just cool and are easy. These would make my kids out of this world.
    Really thumbs up for this creativity and obviously looking for more. lol

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