I found this AWESOME idea on Pinterest and i’m so Egg-cited to try it! Thanks, heyjenrenee.com! We’re dyeing Easter eggs with Kool-Aid…. I mean, why not? It smells fruity and will make some amazingly vivid Easter eggs! Are you ready to make some Kool-Eggs?!?
You can usually pick up five Kool-Aid packets for $1.00, so this is a fun and inexpensive way to change up your annual egg dyeing adventures. Kids will find this soooo exciting. So let’s start with the eggs. Every year, I seem to forget exactly how long to boil them, so here are the directions I use. After your eggs are ready to go, it’s time to find some small containers and get your Kool-Aid packets ready to go.
Directions: (Super Easy!)
- Add one packet of Kool-Aid to 2/3 cup of water
- That’s it, really!
I used both lukewarm and cold water and it didn’t really make a difference with how our eggs turned out. Keep in mind that Kool-Aid powder is pretty messy, so you should do all of the mixing over your sink to prevent your counter tops from turning different colors the next time you wipe them off.
To make coloring Easter eggs a little easier for little hands – use a muffin tin! A large muffin baking tin works really well for egg dyeing. I have two and was able to use one for dyeing and one for drying dyed eggs before putting them back in the carton. The 3 tablespoons of water fits well in a cup (err on the scant side; a couple overflowed when I dropped eggs in) Double duty!