How to Dye Eggs with Kool Aid (No Vinegar)
Easy Kool-Aid Egg Dye DIY
I’m always looking for new activities to do with the kids. We have tried dying our Easter eggs with shaving cream before but I thought it would be fun to learn how to dye eggs with Kool-Aid to see how well it works.
My kids told me that dying Easter eggs with Kool-Aid is their new favorite way to do it! 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 to make Kool-Aid egg dye 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!
Kool-Aid Egg Dye Ingredients
- 1 packet Kool-Aid
- 2/3 cup Water
- Boiled Eggs (see our tutorial for The Secret to Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs)
How to Dye Eggs with Kool-Aid
First, decide on which colors you want your eggs to be. You’ll want to fill up a mug for each color, so get those prepared first!
Next, place the hard-boiled eggs in the dye. It only takes a couple minutes for the eggs to become a vibrant color. Remove them and dry on a cooling rack or in the egg carton.
The finished result is a much better color than normal dye (in my opinion)! Plus this method leaves a nice fruity smell in the kitchen!
That’s How to Dye Eggs with Kool-Aid
You can see how the colors turn out with the different flavors in the photo above. I would suggest not using Plain lemonade because it’s not very dark. However, 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!
Will the Eggs Taste Fruity?
I would not worry about this making your eggs turn fruity flavored because the dye without sugar is not sweet at all. I tasted them myself and I could not detect any flavor.
I did, however, notice it turning my children’s hands colors from handling them. 🙂 We had a fun time dying Easter eggs with Kool-Aid…hope you do too!~
Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Easter Eggs:
- The Secret to Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- Melted Crayon Easter Eggs
- Natural Dye Recipes for Your Easter Eggs
- Marbleized Easter Eggs
- DIY Decorative Eggs
- Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats
- Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Egg Recipe
- Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe
Also, check out these awesome glow in the dark Easter eggs!
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