No food coloring necessary! Vegetable scraps can give Easter eggs brilliant colors.

Raspberries
Mix 1 (half-pint) container of berries with 1 cup water and 1 to 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar. Boil for up to 10 hours, mashing berries occasionally. Strain into a bowl, discarding berries. Color will be light red to pink.

Beet Stalks
Mix the stalks of 5 roughly chopped/diced beets with 1 cup water and 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar. Boil for up to 15 minutes, then simmer for up to 1 hour. Strain into bowl, discarding stalks. Color will be pale pink to lavender. Soak egg for a couple of hours to achieve a pale pink shade or overnight for a lavender shade.

Beets
Mix 2 sliced beets to 1½ cups water and 2 to 3 tablespoons vinegar. Boil for up to 10 minutes. Strain into bowl, discarding beets. Color will be pale to rich pink. Soak less for pale pink and more for rich pink. Color may drip and mottle. Sometimes the color will tinge brown after drying.

Greens
Mix large handfuls of spinach, parsley, basil or carrot tops with 1 to 2 cups water and 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar. Simmer greens in water until desired color is reach. Strain into bowl, discarding greens. Color will be pale yellow. Soak for a long time to achieve a pale color.

Turmeric
Mix 3 tablespoons turmeric with 1 cup water and 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar. Boil until spice is dissolved. Strain into bowl. Color will be pale to deep golden yellow.

Paprika
Mix 3 tablespoons paprika with 1 cup water and 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar. Boil approximately 10 minutes. Strain into bowl. Color will be burnt orange. Soak longer for more brownish hues.

Cabbage
Mix 1 entire head cabbage, leaves separated, with 2 to 3 cups water and 2 to 3 tablespoons vinegar. Boil for up to 15 minutes, then simmer for up to 1 hour. Strain into bowl, discarding cabbage. Color will be pale to deep rich blue. Soak at least 3 hours for pale blue and for up to 12 hours for rich, truer blue.

Organic Grape Juice
Mix juice with 3 to 4 tablespoons vinegar. Do not boil mixture; it creates a film around eggshell. Rinse after removing egg from dye or it will be marbled. Color will be light to deep grayish-blue. Soak overnight for gorgeous, rich hue.

Colors can sometimes soften/lighten and/or slightly change hues after drying. Begin dyeing eggs 1-3 days in advance, as some dyes take up to 12 hours or overnight to achieve a rich shade.