Want to try a new way to do your Easter egg coloring this year? Dyeing Easter eggs with Kool-Aid is different, fun, and smells great – no vinegar!
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Decorating Easter eggs is a tradition I look forward to each year. I usually use the little dye kits you get at the grocery store to color our eggs.
But, they stink. My girls hate the smell of vinegar. So, dyeing eggs with Kool-Aid is a fun alternative that leaves you with really pretty eggs and a kitchen that smells great.
SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED
Below is a list of supplies you’ll need to make this project a success. The full instructions are below.
KOOL-AID PACKETS – Pick whichever flavors/colors you want but also note that the color of the packet does not always match the color of the mix. For example, Tropical Punch comes in a blue packet but is actually a pink color. You can view all the Kool-Aid varieties here.
I have noticed that the color of the Kool-Aid in the cup the Kool-Aid Man is holding on the packet matches the actual color of the Kool-Aid (regardless of the packet color).
SMALL CONTAINERS – Large enough to hold an egg submerged in liquid. This is a great way to recycle yogurt containers – empty & clean them and they fit well.
WATER – Just tap water to mix the packets.
PAPER TOWEL – You’ll want to line a plate with paper towel or use an empty, clean egg carton to set the dyed eggs on to dry. Either way, you’ll want some paper towel around to wipe fingers – especially little ones.
SPOONS – I like to have a spoon for each color so they don’t unintentionally get mixed.
TOOLS FOUND ON AMAZON TO HELP YOU
- Kool-Aid Variety Pack – I think Kool-Aid packets are about 4/$1 at my market but if you can’t find flavors/colors you want, you can order the variety pack on Amazon.
- Small Plastic Bowls – If you don’t have yogurt cups to recycle, these bowls are a good size and it’s fun to color coordinate.
- Plastic Spoons – They don’t have to be plastic, but I like to have a spoon for each color so they don’t get mixed.
- Tongs – I love using tongs for everything, but they’re especially helpful to carefully dip the eggs into the colors and remove them.
HOW TO DYE EASTER EGGS WITH KOOL-AID
STEP ONE: Fill each bowl with 2/3 cup water and a packet of Kool-Aid. Stir to dissolve.
STEP TWO: Dip your eggs. The longer you let them sit, the more vibrant the colors will get.
STEP THREE: Carefully move the eggs from the Kool-Aid to either a clean egg carton or a paper towel to dry. That’s it!
HOW LONG TO BOIL EGGS FOR EASTER EGGS
If you want to make your hard boiled eggs on the stove, follow these directions. They’ll be perfect every time:
- Place eggs in a large pot and cover with water.
- Heat on high heat until boiling. Cover the pot with a lid, remove from the heat, and let stand for 15 minutes.
- Drain off the hot water, and fill the pot with ice water. Let stand until eggs are cool to the touch.
That’s it! They’ll be perfect.
CAN YOU EAT DYED EASTER EGGS?
Yes, you can eat dyed Easter eggs! Treat them like any other hard boiled egg – keep them in the fridge. As long as you don’t have them sitting out for more than 2 hours, they will be safe to eat.
Now, if you hide them for an egg hunt, or have them sitting on the table for hours, those need to be tossed. Also, toss any that have cracks.
Unlike some other dyes I have used, the Kool-Aid didn’t leak through to the egg and there was no flavor transfer.
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How To Dye Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid
- Kool-Aid Packets
- Small Containers
- Paper towel lined tray or empty & clean egg carton
- Pour ⅔ cup of water into each container.
- Add a full packet of Kool-Aid mix to each container of water. Stir well.
- Place an egg into each cup of Kool-Aid mix.
- If you want your eggs to be lighter and not as speckled, leave the egg in for about a minute or less, checking the egg until desired color is achieved. The longer you leave the egg in the color, the more vibrant they will be.
- Place the egg on a paper towel lined tray or in a clean, empty egg carton.
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