There are two things to remember about Kool-Aid: 1. It is a protein dye, meaning that you can dye hair, wool, and silk with it. 2. Wear gloves & safety goggles because it can and will dye your hands and can sting your eyes!!
Step 1: What you need:
a medium sized wash basin (critter feed bowl from Fleet Farm);
old ladle or spoon you don't cook with;
pair of rubber gloves to keep your hands from being dyed;
safety glasses or safety goggles
1/2 cup measuring cup or liquid measuring cup;
Kool-Aid in the colors you wish to work with - I always figure 1 packet per 2 ounces of fiber I want to dye;
some wool batts (4, 1-ounce batts used here)
Step 2: Prepare waterbath
Add 1/2 cup cider vinegar.
Step 3: Place dye pot on stove and add Kool-Aid
Pour in your Kool-Aid powder. I used 2 packets for 4 ounces of wool batts.
Stir with ladle or spoon and let sit until the top of the water looks like it's being sprinkled on (You'll see little tiny bubbles popping on the surface of the dye bath - about 20 minutes).
Step 4: Prepare wool batts for dyeing
Separate the wool batts.
Push batts, all at once, into wash basin making sure to get all air bubbles out by holding the batts under the water.
Let sit until dye bath is ready (previous step).
Lift wool batts all at once out of water and squeeze most of the water out of it.