As promised, here are the eggs we colored with the home-made vegetable dyes. They all soaked in the dyes for 14-18 hours. We were all extremely impressed with the vivid blue results from the red cabbage. I thought the beet eggs would be darker pink, but I'm thrilled the kale provided any color at all.
As I was blotting them dry this morning, I noticed that some of the “dye” was peeling off. Maybe the egg shells just get coated and not really dyed?
The beet-colored eggs took on a mottled appearance, and the mottling seemed to increase with time. That's definitely something I would want to know if I were dying these eggs for a formal brunch or other occasion and I wanted them to look perfect.
But we were certainly not going for perfect here. :) We had great fun experimenting and the kids loved making colorful egg salad for lunch today.
Have you tried vegetable dyes? What did you dye? Did you have any inconsistencies?