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Dyeing Eggs with Kool-Aid

Dyeing eggs with Kool-Aid is a great way to color Easter eggs with kids! No dye, less mess, and it smells great. Read on for the tutorial.

kool-aid dyed easter eggs

You know when you wait until the last minute to dye Easter eggs, and you go to the store, and there are only sad, broken eggs and an empty space where there used to be egg-dying kits?

Yeah, that. I’m kind of that girl.

But if you’re that girl too then I have a brilliant idea for you!

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Dyeing Eggs with Kool-Aid

Actually, lots of people have had this brilliant idea but this is the first time I’ve tried it. And I’m going to break it down for you.

I love the idea of dyeing eggs with Kool-Aid for lots of reasons.

Firstly, it’s a perfect option for coloring Easter eggs with kids because you don’t need to worry about your kiddos being around dyes or chemicals. You also don’t need to worry if the kids accidentally ingest a bit of the Kool-Aid; this is particularly comforting around littler kids who tend to have their hands in their mouths.

Another major bonus? No vinegar smell. Actually dyeing eggs with Kool-Aid makes your kitchen smell like a candy factory!

The Best Eggs for Kool-Aid Dyeing

When using Kool-Aid to dye Easter eggs, the eggs that will yield the truest color result are standard white eggs.

However, you can use Kool-Aid on brown eggs as well! The result will be a more muted color palette, but still just as fun.

Mixing Kool-Aid Flavors to Create more Colors

As you’re dying eggs with Kool-Aid, take into account that mixing Kool-Aid flavors will create a wider range of colors. It’s a good idea to get a few packets in various colors and mix and match them to test the color results.

Another good idea is to keep a pen and paper handy, to jot down what you’re mixing. Make note of the flavors and the ratio of Kool-Aid powder that you’re using, so that you can recreate anything that you end up liking.

A few things to know: Lemonade Kool-Aid will not make your eggs yellow. It will just tint them to an off-white or beige color.

And Grape flavored Kool-Aid will yield sort of grey-ish brown, which I actually loved (see below for a photo of what I did with the Grape eggs). Here’s the link to the stamped Easter egg technique.

So the key to getting lots of colors from a Kool-Aid dye is mixing the packets. Check out the chart below to see the color mixes that we tried.

dyeing eggs with kool-aid

Supplies You’ll need

See below for a linked list of the supplies that you’ll need to dye your eggs with Kool-Aid.

Kool-Aid Packets. Find a selection of Kool-Aid packets in a range of flavors with very different colors so that you have a wide array to work with. The flavors we were working with were Strawberry, Lemonade, Black Cherry, Grape, Lemon-Lime, and Berry Blue.

Cups. We worked with opaque cups for this project but I was wishing that our cups were clear or translucent so that we could see better what was inside. It’s also worth noting that because Kool-Aid won’t stain your dishware, you could use regular glasses for this if your kids are old enough to manage that.

Mixing Spoons. Any spoon will do! These will be for stirring, mixing, and possibly for retrieving eggs from the Kool-Aid dye baths.

Egg Dippers. If you have young kids and a regular spoon is too tough for them to get the eggs out of the cups, egg tongs like these are very handy.

Faux Eggs. (Optional) If you don’t want to use real eggs, these dyeable faux eggs are a great substitute. You don’t have to worry about young kids dropping or cracking real eggs.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Kool-aid

Here’s our process for dyeing Easter eggs with Kool-Aid!

  1. Fill each cup with about 2/3 cups of warm water.
  2. Add the Kool-Aid powder to each cup, making note of what flavors and ratios you’re using. You could either jot this down on a sheet of paper or write it with a Sharpie on the side of each cup if you’re using disposables.
  3. Gently mix each cup to dissolve the Kool-Aid.
  4. Place an egg into each dye bath. After a few minutes, pull the eggs out to check the color saturation. For a more saturated color, leave in an extra minute or two.
  5. Once you’re satisfied with the color, pull the eggs out of the Kool-Aid dye and allow them to fully dry on a paper towel or a piece of cardboard.
DIY Kool-Aid Easter Eggs
kool-aid dyed easter eggs
kool-aid dyed easter eggs

Display your Easter eggs

That’s it! I love these bright pastels, and how easy it is to create them!

Display your Easter eggs in a dish or a basket to enjoy the colors.

If I had to do it over again I’d get a few more packets to vary the colors even more. I’d love to know if you try this one, so rate our DIY below and leave a comment to let me know how it worked! xoxo

kool-aid dyed easter eggs
kool-aid dyed easter eggs
Yield: Kool-Aid Dyed Easter Eggs

Dyeing Eggs with Kool-Aid

kool-aid dyed easter eggs

Dyeing eggs with Kool-Aid for Easter is so easy and smells delicious!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Kool-Aid packets
  • Cups

Tools

  • Spoons
  • Egg dippers

Instructions

    1. Fill each cup with about 2/3 cups of warm water.
    2. Add the Kool-Aid powder to each cup, making note of what flavors and ratios you're using. You could either jot this down on a sheet of paper or write it with a Sharpie on the side of each cup if you're using disposables.
    3. Gently mix each cup to dissolve the Kool-Aid.
    4. Place an egg into each dye bath. After a few minutes, pull the eggs out to check the color saturation. For a more saturated color, leave in an extra minute or two.
    5. Once you're satisfied with the color, pull the eggs out of the Kool-Aid dye and allow them to fully dry on a paper towel or a piece of cardboard.

Notes

As you're dying eggs with Kool-Aid, take into account that mixing Kool-Aid flavors will create a wider range of colors. It's a good idea to get a few packets in various colors and mix and match them to test the color results.

Another good idea is to keep a pen and paper handy, to jot down what you're mixing. Make note of the flavors and the ratio of Kool-Aid powder that you're using, so that you can recreate anything that you end up liking.

A few things to know: Lemonade Kool-Aid will not make your eggs yellow. It will just tint them to an off-white or beige color.

And Grape flavored Kool-Aid will yield sort of grey-ish brown.

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