Most of us will swing by the supermarket in the coming days, and pick up an Easter egg coloring kit. The packaging appears unchanged, just like the method. It's fast, easy and usually quite affordable.
So what did our early ancestors use, before the Paas company came along?
Fruits, vegetable and roots of all things.
Chances are if a juice stained your carpet, glassware or clothing.... it will make a nice option for this weekend's egg coloring project.
Dying eggs organically can be a trial an error process, but the surprising colors these natural ingredients unveil is a real treat for kids.
Shiraz wine is know to create a deep brown hue, while grape juice is vibrant red.
An egg soak in fresh brewed coffee reveals a soft tan shade.
And it's no surprise that canned blueberry pie filling added to a cup of water, and boiled, changes eggs to a dark blue.
The juice from a can of beets, leaves behind eggs that are maroon in color.
Many other foods are said to give the folks at Paas a run for their money, but after the coffee, beets, and vinegar.... you can only imagine what my kitchen smelled like.
Best of Luck and Happy Easter