Easter is one of the most fun holidays for kids, and with all the ways to dye Easter Eggs, it’s no wonder! While we have explored regular dyes, dip dyes, shaving cream dyes, and just about all the other fun ways to dye an egg out there, we wanted to show you an easy, fun, and safe manner; to dye those eggs – with Kool-Aid!
We shared this on our TikTok channel a few years ago, and it was a hit with the kids. No vinegar needed; this two-ingredient Easter Egg Dying Method produces gorgeous bright Kool-Aid Colored Easter Eggs (well, most colors!) and is safe for even the youngest child to handle.
Before starting this easy TikTok craft for Easter, you will need to verify you have everything. Grab a variety of Kool-Aid colored flavor packets. The ones that are used in this article are listed below.
We used the plastic containers from the Dollar Tree, Betty Crocker brand, and they work great.
Please note that in the case of these eggs, blue Kool-Aid and green Kool-Aid were unavailable in my area, so we had to get creative on achieving those colors by combining other colors as listed in the instructions.
- Variety of colored Kool-Aid packets- In eggs, as shown below, we used cherry, orange, lemonade, blue raspberry (berry blue works too), and grape.
- hard-boiled eggs – I love buying pre-made hard boiled eggs when the kids want to dye to cut out a step, but if you have a pressure cooker, hard boiling eggs is super simple.
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid Mix
While using a Kool-Aid packet isn’t a natural dye, you get incredible color intensity from these little packets and the benefit of the dye being food safe. The finished eggs can be a variety of colors, depending on how long you leave them in the water and are a lot of fun with pretty colors.
- Hard boil and peel eggs. Place in a bowl.
- Add 1 cup of warm water into six different containers.
- Place one packet of red Kool-Aid dye into a bowl and mix well, making colored water.
- Add orange Kool-Aid powder to a separate bowl, and mix well in the cup of water. Add two yellow to a separate bowl and mix.For green, add 1/4 teaspoon blue lemonade and one package of lemonade and mix well to create green.Pour the remaining blue into a bowl, add a second package, and mix. Add grape flavored Kool-Aid to a bowl and mix until dissolved.
- Add eggs, one at a time to each bowl, and let set 2-5 minutes or until color results are achieved. Please note that grape flavored produces more of a brown grape egg.
- Remove from bowl, and dry on a paper towel-covered baking sheet.
- Repeat Kool-Aid dyeing eggs for the desired number of bright, beautiful eggs.
- Store eggs in a refrigerator in the original egg carton.
How long can Easter Eggs be left in the fridge?
Dying Easter eggs is a blast every year, and it may be tempting to dye 100 eggs, thinking you can use them during the month. Not so fast, says the USDA! Boiled eggs only have a shelf life of one week in the fridge.
Before you go- Learn how to Dye Pasta too!
- Love this craft? Make sure you head over and learn how to dye Pasta for play too! This tutorial is excellent for sensory skills, necklaces, and gluing Pasta on sheets.