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Kool-Aid Easter Eggs

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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.

orange kool-aid dyed eggs.


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.

kool-aid drink mix packets.

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.

  1. Hard boil and peel eggs. Place in a bowl.
  2. Add 1 cup of warm water into six different containers.
  3. Place one packet of red Kool-Aid dye into a bowl and mix well, making colored water.
  4. 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.
collage on how to tiktok dye kool aid easter eggs.
  1. 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.
  2. Remove from bowl, and dry on a paper towel-covered baking sheet.
  3. Repeat Kool-Aid dyeing eggs for the desired number of bright, beautiful eggs.
  4. Store eggs in a refrigerator in the original egg carton.
kool-aid easter eggs for bright colored eggs.

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.
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Kool-Aid Egg Dye DIY + Examples

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Kool-Aid Egg Dye, how to easily use packets of Kool-Aid to create gorgeous bright and kid-friendly Easter Eggs, full tutorial on this fun, simple, and food-safe craft!


  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • 6 Kool-Aid Packets as seen: {1 cherry, 1 orange, 3 lemonade, 2 blue raspberry, 1 grape}


  • Place 1 cup of warm water into six different plastic containers.
  • Place 1 packet of red Kool-Aid into a bowl and mix well.
  • Add orange powder to a separate bowl, and mix well.
  • Add 2 yellow Kool-Aid packets to a separate bowl and mix.
  • For green, add 1/4 teaspoon blue lemonade and 1 package of lemonade and mix well to create green.
  • Pour remaining blue into a bowl and add the second package of Blue and mix.
  • Add grape to a bowl and mix until dissolved. Keep in mind that grape often produces more of a brown-colored egg.
  • For solid colored eggs, add hard-boiled eggs, one at a time to each bowl, and let set 2-5 minutes or until the desired color is achieved.
  • Remove from bowl, and dry on a paper towel.
  • Repeat for the desired number of eggs. 
  • Store eggs in a carton in a refrigerator for up to one week.


Serving: 1egg

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