Last year, I experimented with using fruits and vegetables as natural Easter egg dyes. Today, we tried a new way to dye our Easter eggs using Kool-Aid and love the brightly colored results! It’s so easy to use Kool-aid to color eggs. Plus, Kool-Aid actually smells nice while you do it (no more stinky vinegar!).
The sky is the limit when it comes to mixing your colors and you can’t go wrong EXCEPT when you try to get a purple egg using Grape Kool-Aid. It does not work – the egg ends up a yucky gray color. Next time, we’ll mix a little bit of red and blue Kool-Aid powder for our purple.
- Mix one packet of Kool-Aid with 2/3 cup of water in a mug.
- Gently add a hardboiled egg to the mug.
- Let it sit for 30-60 seconds, then remove with a spoon.
- Rinse excess Kool-Aid off with water and allow the egg to dry.