Kool-Aid Easter Eggs: Alternative to Standard Egg Dye

I have a confession, I am NOT a fan of the boxes of egg dyes you buy at your local store. They always leave my eggs smelling funny and who knows what is in them. Not to mention, they aren’t the cheapest way to dye your eggs. I have seen Kool-Aid tutorials over the past couple years and decided to try it out for myself. I must say, we are definitely pleased with the results and will use this method from now on.


Items needed:


  • Hard boiled eggs (cooled)
  • Kool-Aid Packets
  • Whisk (if you will be dying eggs with children)
  • Cups (make sure they are wide enough to put a whisk in)
  • 2/3 cup Water per package
  • Food coloring
  • Vinegar


Prepping Time!

After I hard boiled my eggs, I let them cool down for a few hours in the fridge. Once they were cooled, I took a rag and wiped them down with vinegar and was ready to start my egg dyeing process.


Let’s Get Started!

Step 1: Mix 2/3 cup of warm water to one packet of kool-aid. Do this for all packets.  After testing out the eggs, we decided to add a few drops of food coloring to each of the cups of dye. This allowed it to be a brighter, more attractive color. Plus, we had food coloring just hanging around in our pantry, so we tested it and really loved the results. We didn’t get a green kool-aid, so we simply added a few yellow drops of food coloring to our blue kool-aid for a gorgeous green.

Step 2: Take your hard boiled egg and put it inside a whisk. This allows children of all ages (and adults) to easily take the egg in and out of the cup, without risking a fallen egg.

Step 3: Place your egg into the cup of water and dye and let it sit for a few minutes. The longer you leave it, the darker it will be. I noticed that the eggs dye a lot faster with kool-aid than the store bought boxes of egg dye.

Step 4: Remove the egg and place into a safe place to dry. We used the egg carton.

Step 5: After eggs are all dyed, move them to the fridge and store until ready to hide or eat!

Check out these other great Easter Egg Decorating ideas:

No-Dye Eggs

Decorating Blown Out Eggs 


  1. Cathy says

    My grandchild, her mom, and I loved dyeing her eggs this year with this idea!! Purple kool-aid didn’t work so good, but the blues and reds were wonderful!

    • says

      Oh I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it! We didn’t try the purple. What color did it end up dyeing the eggs? I’ll have to make a note in the article about it. Thank you for sharing this with me! :)

  2. Shannon says

    We did this & it was a lot of fun, especially the layering of different colors. If you add some blue into the purple koolaid it does better, we used the Berry Blue flavor.

  3. Maegan says

    Egg dye is cheap (like .98 a box) so I’m not convinced this would be cheaper nor am I convinced the dye in kool-aid is exactly a safer choice, lol…BUT the whisk idea is GENIUS! I’m going to be picking some up before we all get together to egg dying this year!

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