How To Dye Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

Coloring Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

I saw a facebook post about dyeing Easter eggs with Kool-Aid.  I had never heard of this before, so I thought I would try it to see if this method could be used in the classroom as an alternative to using traditional egg dye kits.

I was able to purchase 5 packets of Kool-Aid for $1.00 at our local grocery store.  The Kool-Aid was more economical than the egg dye kits (it does not require vinegar) and could therefore save a teacher some money.  But do you get the same results?

Materials Needed:
hard-boiled eggs
container for each color
Kool-Aid packets
crayons (if desired)

I used the following flavors in my experiment – Cherry, Orange, Grape (not recommended), Green Apple, and Blue Raspberry Lemonade.

Kool-Aid packets

For each color, empty the Kool-Aid packet into a glass or container.

pour Kool-Aid in glass

Add 2/3 cup of water

2/3 cup water

add water to Kool-Aid

Stir until the Kool-Aid is dissolved.

stir Kool-Aid egg dye

Do this for each color.  They smell amazing!

Kool-Aid egg dye

If desired, prior to placing the eggs in the Kool-Aid egg dye you can write on them with a crayon. Students can write their names or draw pictures.

writing on Easter egg

Place a hard boiled egg onto a spoon and carefully place it in the Kool-Aid egg dye.

place egg in Kool-Aid egg dye

Let the egg soak in the Kool-Aid egg dye mixture until the desired color is achieved. Once the egg is the desired color, take it out and let dry.  Do not touch the eggs with your fingers while they are still wet – the color rubs off quite easily.  Allow them to dry completely before handling them.

Easter egg dyed with Kool-Aid

The only color (flavor) that did not work out well at all was the grape.  It did not make the egg purple – it turned this color.

purple Easter egg that did not work

DO NOT USE GRAPE!! All the other flavors worked well except for the grape. I ended up putting this egg in the cherry color and it came out a mahogany color.

I was pleased with the other colors (flavors).  I don’t recommend leaving the eggs in the Kool-Aid dye for longer than 5-10 minutes.  I left some in too long and they came out grainy looking in appearance.  It was my fault as I got distracted lol.  The others looked very nice.

how to dye eggs with kool-aid

Easter eggs colored with Kool-Aid

The eggs we wrote on with a crayon worked as well. The writing is visible and clear.

Easter eggs dyed with Kool-Aid

All in all I would recommend this as an alternative to traditional egg dyeing kits.  It is safe for students, it smells amazing, it colors the eggs just as well as traditional egg dye, and it is a little cheaper.  I give it a thumbs up!  Come back tomorrow as I will be trying the shaving cream method for dyeing Easter eggs.

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