We spent the morning dyeing eggs to bring to church for Pascha (which is this Sunday). The tradition is to dye the eggs red, but there really isn't a good way to get eggs really red without using yucky dyes that come off on your fingers when you handle them. Last year we came across this natural way to dye the eggs and it's my new favorite. I've been saving onion skins for several months, and we've saved up several dozen of our own eggs just for the occasion.
Here are the eggs before
and the bags of onion skins (yellow ones)
I made the dye first by boiling the skins
Here is the strained dye cooling before I poured it on the eggs
These are the eggs after boiling in the dye
The finished product, I really like the dark reddish brown color.