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How to Dye Eggs With Kool Aid For Easter With 3 Easy Ingredients

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Want vibrant colors without the stink of vinegar? Try using this method of how to dye eggs with kool aid this year for Easter! The best vibrant Easter eggs!

One thing I always loved doing as a child around Easter was dying Easter Eggs. Going to the store, putting the little box in the shopping cart, grabbing a bottle of vinegar. It was always an exciting time.

The problem with those boxes though was that the color wasn’t as bright as I wanted. As a child, I didn’t understand why they didn’t look like the pictures (hello, saturation in photo editing).

You won’t have that problem when dyeing Easter eggs with Kool-Aid packets! The color is vibrant and beautiful.

Please do make sure to cover the table and wear clothes that you don’t mind possibly staining. If you can dye yarn with Kool-Aid, you will most definitely dye your clothes a bit.

Can You Dye Eggs with Kool-Aid Packets?

Yes! You will not be disappointed. The drink mix dissolves into a dye that will make your eggs the envy of the Easter egg hunt. The colors are amazing!

How to Dye Eggs with Kool Aid

Skip those color tablets and stinky vinegar and instead make Kool-Aid Dyed Eggs for Easter!

Kool-Aid makes dyeing Easter Eggs super easy. The eggs are gorgeous, have vibrant colors, and are a lot of fun to make!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Dye Time: 1-2 Minutes

Dry Time: 5 Minutes

Yields: As many as you want!

Items Needed for Kool Aid Easter Eggs Recipe

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1 Packet Kool-Aid
  • 3/4 Cup Boiling Water 
  • Paper Towels
  • Spoons

Directions for Kool Aid Egg Dye Recipe

For each color or packet of Kool-Aid, add 3/4 cup boiling water and one packet of Kool-Aid to a cup and stir until the Kool-Aid is dissolved. (DO NOT ADD SUGAR)

Gently submerge one egg in each cup, allowing it to soak until the eggshell is dyed. 

Let sit for 3-5 minutes or until the desired color is reached. The longer you let sit, the more vibrant the colors.

If the colors aren’t bold enough for your liking, add more powder to the dye mixture or allow the egg to soak in the dye for a longer period of time.

Remove the egg with a spoon and gently lay it on a paper towel without touching it as much as possible.

Allow to sit undisturbed for about 5 minutes or until no longer wet before placing it back in the egg carton. This (affiliate link) egg rack for the Instant Pot is perfect!


How to Dye Easter Eggs with Kool Aid Tips and Tricks

Some of the lighter colors of Kool Aid like lemonade come out very light and will take a little longer to soak in the dye. We tested several flavors of Kool-Aid and only lemonade came out super light.

For some colors like the pink lemonade, they come out pretty, but you’ll want to leave them in there for 3-4 minutes, rather than the 1-2. 

This method of dying also works for farm fresh eggs or brown eggs. The colors come a bit more muted, but it’s still beautiful. 

Don’t add more water unless you add more Kool-Aid or it will water down the pigment of the Kool-Aid and cause the dye to not work as well.

If you handle the eggs too much coming right out of the dye, it will make marks in your coloring. For a more flawless egg, allow the egg to dry before handling it. The dye will settle onto the shell and will be fine when dry.

Wear disposable gloves when coloring the eggs if you want to prevent your hands from becoming discolored.

The color of the egg will brighten a bit as it dries. 

How to Make Kool Aid Easter Eggs

Grape flavored Kool-Aid will yield sort of grey-ish brown, not purple. To turn the gray/brown Grape egg into an indigo color, add a bit of Berry Blue to the mix.

Lemon lime and green apple come out the same color of green.

Black Cherry, Sharkleberry Fin, and Cherry come out with very similar hues of red, but they ARE different shades. 

Peach Mango came out a light orange and Pina-Pineapple came out a gorgeous spring yellow.

Try mixing the flavors in each cup in order to create an even wider range of hues. 

You can even switch it up a bit and make them tie-dye Easter eggs with Kool-Aid!

Kool Aid Easter egg dying not your thing? Don’t want to mess with any kind of dye but still want to make an Easter egg craft? This clay relief Easter egg craft will be perfect!

Did you know this was how to dye eggs with Kool Aid? It’s so easy and smells so much better than vinegar. Which flavor are you going to try first?

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