I'm gonna show you how to dye Easter eggs with Kool-Aid. It's pretty easy and fun. Also, Kool-Aid is very inexpensive; it is cheaper than purchasing an egg dyeing kit.
So, let's get started!
Step 1: Supplies
What You'll Need:
- 6 White Hard Boiled Eggs
- A Mug
- Kool-Aid (Black Cherry, Cherry, Orange, 2 Lemonades, Green Apple, Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade and Grape.
- A plastic spoon (not shown in pictures)
- Tin foil (not shown in pictures)
- Plenty of paper towels
Step 2: Preparing the Dyeing Process
Before you start to dye the eggs, there are a few things you're gonna need to do.
First, clean all 6 of the hard boiled eggs. (This helps avoid blotches when dyeing the eggs). I cleaned them with dish soap and water. I rubbed the soap on with my hands then rinsed the egg off. Careful, the egg will be slippery so don't drop it in the sink! Once the eggs are clean, dry them off with a paper towel.
Next, grab the tin foil and rip out 6 pieces, each big enough for an egg to be placed on it. I bent the sides up to create a little "bowl" shape in the tin foil. These will be used later so the eggs can air dry.
Lastly, set up your work space with paper towels. If any Kool-Aid drips, the paper towel will absorb it. Hot Kool-Aid stains pretty easily, so be careful!
Step 3: Dyeing the Eggs!
Fill the mug up with hot water. (Don't fill the mug up all the way to the top, but almost. About an inch below the top.)
Add the Kool-Aid and stir with a plastic spoon until the Kool-Aid is completely dissolved. I did red first and poured the cherry and black cherry into the mug. (using both makes it a nice bright red). I left the egg in the Kool-Aid for about 5-10 minutes.
Next, I dyed the orange and yellow, but the yellow was difficult. Even with two packets of the lemonade Kool-Aid, the yellow was very very pale. To fix this, I simply grabbed yellow food coloring and dripped it onto a paper towel, and rubbed the paper towel on the egg and it made it a brighter yellow. The yellow egg was the only one with a problem. The other eggs turned out great.
Go on and dye the rest. It's pretty simple. I left each egg in the Kool-Aid for about 5-10 minutes.
Step 4: Clean Up and You're Done!
Let the eggs dry, clean up and ta-da! You're done!
Enjoy you're awesome Kool-Aid dyed eggs!