Watch: Manitoba farmer makes natural Easter egg decorating easy

Local egg farmer, Catherine Klassen explains how to create food colouring naturally. Megan Batchelor/Global News

WINNIPEG – It’s an annual tradition that takes eggs’ pearly white shells and turns them into works of art.

Local egg farmer, Catherine Klassen says finding the supplies for Easter egg decorating can be as simple as looking in your kitchen pantry.

Blue dye: Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar. Let cool to room temperature and remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.

Blue/grey dye: Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water, bring to room temperature, and remove blueberries.

Yellow dye: Stir 2 Tbsp. turmeric into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Brown dye: Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup strong coffee.

WATCH: Cracking a hard-boiled egg slightly before putting it in the dye, then peeling the shell off the egg, you’re left with a marble effect.

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