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How To Dye Eggs With Kool-Aid

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Everyone continues the traditional way of dying Easter eggs, using food coloring. What if I told you there was a sweeter way to do it. 

I am going to teach you how to dye eggs with kool-aid rather than using boring old food coloring. I think you will have a lot more fun with this technique. 

festive easter egg basket with colorful eggs dyed with kool-aid; colors: orange, pink, blue, yellow; flowers in background

In just five steps, you will have some sweet and festive easter eggs that you can paint. The kids will have a blast as well.

You can get a lot of different looks when you are dying your eggs with kool-aid. You can get a light, smooth coating or maybe a speckled look if you are feeling it. 

To get the different looks, the only thing that you have to do differently is keep it in the dye a little bit longer. The longer it is in, the more speckled it will look. 

How To Dye Easter Eggs With Kool Air

I think that dying eggs is one of the best parts of Easter celebrations. I still do it for that nostalgic feeling I get when doing so. 

These are moments that your kids will cherish for the rest of their lives. I know that I still remember decoration the eggs with my mom and sisters for easter. 

festive easter egg basket with colorful eggs dyed with kool-aid; colors: orange, pink, blue, yellow; flowers in background

If you want to know how to dye eggs with kool-aid, you are in the right place. The instructions you will get here are super easy to understand.

There will even be images attached to help guide you through each step. So now we are looking at a craft that is easy, quick, and most importantly, fun!

Make sure that the kool-aid mix has completely dissolved before dying your Easter eggs with kool aid. The drink mix must be smooth.

There are so many ways under the sun to dye your boiled eggs, but not all using packets of kool aid.

Maybe you can try a tie-dye look by using rubber bands and dipping spots of the egg in each cup of color.

festive easter egg basket with colorful eggs dyed with kool-aid; colors: orange, pink, blue, yellow; flowers in background

For sure, the eggs will have to sit on some sort of cooling rack or transfer eggs to paper towels to dry all the way. Drying time may vary based on methods.

Did you ever think you would have an Easter egg with lemonade flavor? Egg dyes can’t be digested, but kool-aid can.

Had I known that this was an option sooner, I would have never used food dye for my easter eggs. Kool-aid just sounds a lot more fun than food coloring if you ask me. 

If you want more Easter fun, check out How To Make Shaving Cream Eggs For Easter 5 Free Easter Coloring Pages and Mason Jar Easter Crafts!

festive easter egg basket with colorful eggs dyed with kool-aid; colors: orange, pink, blue, yellow; flowers in background
Yield: Many

How To Dye Eggs With Kool-Aid

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

In just five steps, you will have some sweet and festive easter eggs that you can paint. The kids will have a blast as well.

Materials

  • Kool-Aid Packets
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Small Containers (big enough for an egg to be submerged under the liquid.
  • Water
  • Paper towel-lined tray
  • Spoon

Instructions

  1. Pour water into each container and fill about ¾ full.
  2. Add a full packet of Kool-Aid mix to each container of water. Stir well with the spoon. (use a paper towel to wipe off the spoon between mixing!)
  3. Place an egg into each cup of Kool-Aid mix. (Note: some eggs may float towards the surface. Just move them around during the dyeing process with a spoon to get an even color.)
  4. If you want your eggs to be lighter colored and not as speckled, leave the egg in for about a minute or less, checking the egg until the desired color is achieved.
  5. Place the egg on the paper towel-lined tray. Move the egg around occasionally to avoid the paper towel leaving a print on the egg on one side.

Notes

Important note: For a speckled look, leave the egg in longer. When you take the egg out, you may notice a film around the egg. This is ok! Gently place the egg onto the paper towel and allow the egg to dry. Do not rub the egg, or the film will smear! If this happens, wash the egg off (the film will wash off) and re-dye the egg. Place the egg onto the paper towel carefully. Once dried, the egg will have a nice speckled look that does not smear.

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