“Kool” Way to Dye Easter Eggs

March 25, 2016 18 Comments | Disclosure

How to Dye Eggs Using Kool-Aid!

All you need is Kool-Aid and water!

Kool Aid Easter Eggs

I’m always looking for new activites to do with the kids.  We tried these Kool-Aid Dyed Easter Eggs and my kids told me that this is THE BEST WAY to dye eggs!  I think they just like the fruity smell, but it is cheap, easy and faster than other egg dyes, plus it does not require any vinegar!  All you need is 2/3 cup water and a Kool-Aid packet!  You can usually find Kool-Aid for around $0.10- $0.20 each so it is a frugal way to dye eggs!

Easter Eggs Kool Aid Ingredients


1 packet Kool-Aid
2/3 cup Water
Boiled Eggs-  (see our tutorial for The Secret to Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs)

Easter Egg Kool Aid Cups

Place the eggs in the dye.  It only takes a couple minutes and the eggs are a vibrant color.  Remove them and dry on a cooling rack or in the egg carton.  Much better color than normal dye in my opinion!  Plus you will have a fruity kitchen smell!

Easter Egg Kool Aid Flavors

You can see how the colors turn out with the different flavors.   I would suggest not using Plain lemonade.  It  is not very dark but Pink Lemonade turns out nicely.  Grape Kool-Aid turns out really dark after 30 seconds so I would suggest not leaving it in very long at all!  The eggs also have a subtle speckle on them too!

Also, I would not worry about this making your eggs turn fruity flavored because the dye without sugar is not sweet at all.  I could never detect any flavor.  I did not notice it turning my children’s hands colors from handling them.  🙂  We had a fun time coloring eggs this way…hope you do too!~

Tips, Tricks and Recipes for Easter Eggs:

Microwave egg boiler
Nordic Ware Microwave Egg Boiler $9.99 (was $15.50)

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  • Microwave egg boiler for hard- or soft-boiled eggs
  • Interior shelf holds up to 4 eggs upright
  • No piercing required
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Made in the USA
Egg timer

Magic Colour Changing Egg Timer – $3.24 (was $12.99)

  • egg timer
  • Boiled Egg Timer

Easter Wilton cookie cutters

Wilton Easter 18pc Metal Cookie Cutter Set $11.87

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Egglo Glow-in-the-dark Easter Eggs (12) $16.44 shipped!


  1. Do the egss get flavor from the koolaid?? If so yuck!!

  2. kimpenn09 says:

    I had that Nordicware cooker. It worked for a while and then

  3. Cute and fun!!

  4. kimpenn09 says:

    I had that Nordicware cooker. It worked for a while and then the eggs started to explode all over my microwave. The egg timer posted on this site recently is really great, though.

  5. Write on them with a crayon before dying and it won’t stick to the crayon.

  6. Does it stain if it gets wet later….come off on the kids hands??

  7. I would think that if you added a little bit more water to the grape or only used a partial pack of the kool-aid, it wouldn’t come out so dark.

  8. Hey Ladies ~ big problem with our eggs. The Kool Aid is eating the shells off our eggs. Holy smokes what is happening? The eggs look like a piece of furniture that is being chemically stripped. Anyone else have this problem?

  9. Yvonne VanSickle says:

    Hey ladies – is anyone else having this problem or is it just me? When I come out to the Fab website, it constantly freezes on me and I have to recover the webpage. Several times. Isn’t any specific page, just happens when I follow links from Fab emails to the website. Do you have something new running in the background or is it just me?

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