It’s almost Easter Time again! How many of you hide Easter Baskets for the kids or decorate eggs? How many do an Easter Egg hunt whether around the house or at a park or another location? Decorating Easter Eggs, whether to hide or just for decoration, can be a fun tradition to do with your kids. Whether you currently have this tradition or are looking to start, there are different ways people go about decorating their eggs.
You can always buy an Egg Decorating Kit from the store. Or you can decorate with markers or stickers. But maybe you haven’t considered one way to dye your eggs at home. Find out how to Dye Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid.
You can get Kool-Aid packets at the store for about $1 for 5 packets, so grab a rainbow and get started. You may find that not all of the colors dye the egg the desired color, so it may take a little experimenting to get them right.
What you Need:
— Kool-Aid packets in a variety of colors
What you Do:
— Hard boil your eggs per your normal routine. Or if you have never hard boiled eggs before, put a layer of eggs at the bottom of a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Let sit for 12-15 minutes. Then if you want to start right away rinse them with cold water until they have cooled down.
— Mix each Kool-Aid packet with about 2/3 cup of water – 1 cup of water
— Place the different colors in small containers large enough to dip the eggs in.
— Then just have your little egg dippers get ready and dip the eggs in each color using either a spoon or if you got some of those egg dipping tongs from the store.
UPDATE: I have gotten a lot of questions about which colors of Kool-Aid to use. My favorites were the Cherry and Mixed Berry. The Orange was also a good color. I wasn’t a fan of the Lemon, it’s really hard to get a good Yellow, I had to let it sit for a long time to get it to change colors so it seemed a little weak to me. I also tried Black Cherry and Grape. The Black Cherry looked a lot like Cherry to me just not as bright and the Grape is kinda ugly in my opinion :) It’s the one in the back corner!
It is that easy! And so much fun! So get your little helpers together and have fun decorating your Easter Eggs this year with Kool-Aid.
Be sure to store in the fridge after you are done in an air tight container. And if you plan to eat your eggs do so within 1 week of making them.