How about showing your kiddos a planet-friendly way to color Easter eggs? It’s important to pass along your love for the planet to the next generation, so give this colorful activity a try. You’ll help the younger ones see that there’s always a greener way to get something done.
2 pounds of beets, peeled, diced (Red)
3 tablespoons ground turmeric (Yellow)
2 small heads of red cabbage, sliced (Purple)
3 tablespoons chili powder (Orange)
2 cups spinach (Green)
2 cups crushed blueberries (Blue)
1 pot strong black coffee (Brown*)
*For this dye color, please skip steps #1-3.
Create cool shapes, outlines and designs by using uncooked rice, onion skins and celery/bay/ivy leaves tucked underneath a cheesecloth (use string to secure the cloth in place). Basic string or rubber bands – used with brown dye only due to boiling water – will create nice lines and stripes.
Come full circle for being green
When purchasing your ingredient list be sure to buy local, organic foods, especially when it comes to those eggs. You can also strive to stay waste-free for this project. Eggshells and coffee grounds are great for composting to nourish your soil. Southern Living has 40 recipes that use hard-boiled eggs. And smoothies are a great way to use your leftover blueberries and spinach, while cabbage and beets can be worked into side dishes for the coming week.
More green living ideas
Now that you’ve gone green for a holiday tradition, try doing it with your everyday routine. Our Green Living Tips can help you reduce waste, rethink cultural norms, decrease your consumption and be more sustainable.
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