Kool-Aid makes for colorful eggs
Every year at Easter time, my family colors hard-boiled eggs.
We usually buy the store-bought kits, but this year, we are going to try to use Kool-Aid to dye our eggs.
Several bloggers I follow do this, so I thought I would give it a shot.
I canâ€™t believe I never thought of this before; the kids always end up with stained hands when they help make Kool-Aid, and I am left with a mess on the kitchen counter, too. Thankfully, it is washable, but it should work perfectly to dye eggs.
Some of you already have Kool-Aid in your cupboards, so this may be a fun, frugal way to dye your eggs this year.
â€¢ Kool-Aid in various flavors (this will give you a variety of colors)
â€¢ Solo cups or containers
â€¢ One cup of warm water
â€¢ Vinegar (some recommend adding a teaspoon of vinegar, but this is optional)
â€¢ Hard-boiled eggs
â€¢ Spoons for each cup
â€¢ Old newspapers
â€¢ Before mixing, cover the surface you will be working on with newspaper.
â€¢ Mix one cup of warm water and one packet of Kool-Aid mix in a solo cup. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to help the color set.
â€¢ Once the dye is mixed well, place an egg on the spoon and dip into the cup and let sit until it achieves the desired color.
â€¢ Place on a cooling rack or paper towels to dry.
â€¢ Once dry, you can put the eggs back into the carton and store in the refrigerator.
Be sure to check out this page, which gives you tips and tricks as well as which flavors will achieve certain colors: www.examiner.com/article/how-to-dye-easter-eggs-using-kool-aid.
We love to get creative when we are decorating our eggs. Here are some things we have tried in the past:
â€¢ Use masking tape to create designs on the egg. Dip the egg in the dye. Once the egg is dry, remove the masking tape and the areas you have colored with tape will still be the same color as the egg you have dyed.
â€¢ Use a white crayon to draw designs on the crayon. Dip the egg in the dye. The crayon wax wonâ€™t allow dye to penetrate.
â€¢ Place small star stickers or circle stickers on the egg and dip into the dye. Remove the stickers once dry and you will have a dotted or star-dotted egg.
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