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. 

Items needed:

– Hard boiled eggs (cooled) – Kool-Aid Packet – 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.

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.

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.