How To Dye Easter Eggs With Kool-Aid

We love to decorate Easter eggs at our house. Sure, you can buy a regular dye kit, but if you want to try something different– dye your Easter eggs with Kool-Aid! It’s super easy, and my favorite part is how awesome it smells!

Easter Egg How To How To Dye Easter Eggs With Kool Aid

Fill your bowls with about 3/4 a cup of water, pour in a packet of Kool-Aid and drop your eggs into the bowl. Leave them there for about a minute, and then pull them out to dry.

And that’s how you get your Kool-Aid dyed Easter Eggs!

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  1. samantha graham says:

    I think this will be better for the children to do because when they try to put there fingers in there mouths they will not get sick from this because it is the stuff that they drink and it is better for them and a lot safer for them as well I also think this is cool and I am going to try this with my kids this year

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    Jamie Reply:

    @samantha graham, That’s what I liked– that it wasn’t as gross as Vinegar! :)

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    donna czupryk Reply:

    @samantha graham, I believe it is the same food grade coloring only without vinegar…that’s why it stains clothes, lips etc. Kool Aid is still a dye unfortunately….and vinegar is not the unhealthy ingredient. There are natural food stains on the market if needed for allergies.

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    Connie K Reply:

    @samantha graham, so do I use cold or warm water to dissolve the kool-aid? using a wisk holds the egg and helps prevent the kids from dropping it as they sometimes do. Can’t wait to try it with my family, the smells will be nice too! ty

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    Jeff Graham Reply:

    @Connie K, room temperature. too cold the color won’t stick well.

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    Roxann McCain Reply:

    @samantha graham, Ok I am going to be doing 45 dozen eggs and want to do this but just use bout 6 flavors so how many pack and water would I use to accomplish this

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    elizabethcolon Reply:

    @Roxann McCain,

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    Jamie Harrington Reply:

    @Roxann McCain, oh gosh, I have no idea. We used our water again and again. Sorry.

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  2. that works great my kids loved it

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    Jamie Reply:

    @jenifer, Awesome!

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  3. Instead of using a spoon use a whisk to dunk the eggs in with then the kids don’t touch the eggs period! This is an awesome idea

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Jessica, This is totally brilliant! I am SO trying it!

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    Vikki Reply:

    @Jessica, I must be very stupid because for the life of me I can’t picture how I would use a whisk not a spoon. I whisk has many metal parts, where would the egg go?

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    Tracy Stalter Reply:

    @Vikki, insert the cooked egg into the inside of the whisk by moving the wires slightly apart. This way the egg is trapped inside the whisk and an adult can remove. I still think my kids getting messy with a good ol’ spoon is half the fun though!

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  4. Diane Zeringue says:

    I don’t understand the concern about letting the children get their fingers in the food dye or Kool Aid. It is just food coloring. We would always go to church on Easter morning with pastel stained fingers as kids and no one got sick from it. Maybe chocolate bunnies or jelly beans but never brightly colored fingers,

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    v.maltas Reply:

    @Diane Zeringue, agreed 100% that’s the pictures I love! The ones with rainbow fingers and noises.. Lol they are little kiddos.. Let them have fun and get a little dirty! Good for the soul for adults too! And I don’t mind the vinager reminds me of doing eggs when I was little :)

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    Jamie Harrington Reply:

    @Diane Zeringue, oh, I don’t mind the dye at all. I just have a daughter that likes to stay clean and that’s her preference, so I try to help her out. Also, the whisk just sounds really fun!

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    Edie B Reply:

    @Diane Zeringue, my youngest has severe allergic reactions to red dyes, i cannot even burn a red or purpe candle without her breaking out in hives. Red and yellow dyes have also been linked to ADHD in kids. These may be reasons for some peoples concerns.

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    Vida Reply:

    @Edie B,

    Koolaid and easter egg dyes BOTH have the red dye. If a child is allergic to one they will be allergic to the other. this is just koolaid marketing and will cost more. Boggles my mind how ppl fall for silly marketing ploys.

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    Edie B Reply:

    @Vida, I was just pointing out “the concern over children getting their fingers in the kool-aid or food dye”. When it comes to my daughters allergic reactions her histamine response doesnt care what form the dye takes, pretty much any so-called non-toxic dye triggers her bodies response. What is amazing to me is how so many foods you would’t even think of have red or yellow dye! Any parent with a child with allergies, asthma or hyperactivity may want to be aware of this. My oldest daughter has no problems with it though and does use koolaid as a temporary hair dye, nothing says “I am cool” better than a 15 year old with grape scented purple hair lol!

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    Renelle B Reply:

    @Edie B, I never thought of koolaid for hair. That is awesome. Come summer time, I think I’ll put “streaks” in my granddaughters hair. She’s 5 and would love it!

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    Jamie Harrington Reply:

    @Vida, actually, I promise you that I was in no way paid by kool-aid to make this post. I have just used kool-aid to dye my hair and thought maybe it would work on eggs. I aways disclose sponsored posts on my blog. It’s actually against the law for me not to. Please don’t accuse me of trying to trick anyone. I don’t really care one way or another about which dye is best– this was just a fun project to do with my daughter and her friend on a weekend. Sure, you can buy an egg dye kit for $2.50 and the kool-aid packets cost me about .25 each, so it’s not like I was saving money. More like I just thought it would be fun to show my kiddo that you can dye eggs with something that isn’t dye. Thanks for the blanket accusation though. :(

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    B. Wambold Reply:

    @Jamie Harrington, the Kool-Aid is a dye…please understand we agree that it is cool…but it IS a dye. I prefer to boil, peel, scoop yolks, use food coloring, dye the whites and make deviled eggs with dyed whites…that way we’re not throwing away the dyed peel…but sharing a tray of pastel edible treats.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @B. Wambold, sounds fun. We dyed eggs to hunt, not to eat! :)

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    WendyLeigh Reply:

    @B. Wambold, how does one dye the whites of boiled, peeled eggs? Do you simply put the whites in a colouring solution and let soak for a little while? It sounds like a fantastic activity for my sons to do with me, as they love “kitchen helping” :)

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    Karole Reply:

    @B. Wambold, Now I like that Idea, I think I will try that one

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  5. Megan Goetz says:

    This looks great I might try it wit my lil brother

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    Jamie Harrington Reply:

    @Megan Goetz, Cool! Let me know how it turns out! :)

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  6. Rita'sguy says:

    if you draw on the eggs with a white crayon you will have different designs on the eggs when you are done

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    Jamie Harrington Reply:

    @Rita’sguy, We are totally doing this next time!

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  7. I was wondering if the kool aid flavor seeped into the eggs causing flavored eggs?

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    Jamie Harrington Reply:

    @Sue k, we ate them after we dyed and did not have a problem with the flavor leaking in. It did look really cool, though!

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  8. Arthur Brands says:

    If the eggs are cracked during boiling, the dye will enter the crack area. If you pin-hole the eggs to keep them from bursting during boiling, plug the hole with non-toxic crayon before dying…or not. I wonder what multiple pin holes (not too many) would look like?

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    Arthur Brands Reply:

    @Arthur Brands, Would the eggs absorb the flavors, too? Ooh, science! I smell strawberry nasturtiums!

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    Jamie Harrington Reply:

    @Arthur Brands, seriously! Now this is getting fun!

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  9. sonia strock says:

    My mother always did this when we were little and I still do it, makes eggs look beautiful. put crisco on a paper towel and work it in then wipe each egg with it, they just shine and brings out the color also.

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    Jamie Harrington Reply:

    @sonia strock, now I am totally wondering what coconut oil would do!

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  10. Yes but some people used shaving cream to dye eggs and as they cool the eggs began to taste like shaving cream so it would probably be the same for kool aid because an egg is porous so if were used For hatching the embryo Can Breath

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    Jamie Harrington Reply:

    @jody, shaving cream? What? How?

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    Tina Hardee Reply:

    @Jamie Harrington, shaving cream and add food coloring roll the egg in the clored cream and set a minute then rinse.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Tina Hardee, Dude– that sounds super cool!

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  11. Try using brown eggs for deeper richer colors. they turn out beautiful.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @candee, really? I will! Thanks!~

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    J- Reply:

    @Jamie, love this kool aid idea…thanks for taking the time to share!

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  12. Great idea! I personally love the smell of vinegar.. brings back so many wonderful Easter memories.. as for the shaving cream idea.. works great! BUT.. for the person who said it made their eggs taste nasty.. you HAVE to use eggs that have completely cooled.. they can not be warm at all.. in fact refridgeration for a bit works great!

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  13. Kay Parker says:

    I’m getting my Kool-Aid packets today. We don’t have kids but my fiancé looks forward to his Easter basket every year, and I have so much fun making it for him. I’m so doing it this way this year. I’ll even try doing some brown eggs as suggested. Now as for doing the Crisco thing, do I use Crisco oil? Or the Crisco in a can?

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Kay Parker, Let me know how they look on brown, and I have no idea on the oil thing! :)

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    Chris R Reply:

    @Jamie,
    Our chickens lay brown eggs, and they are AWESOME dyed!!!!! Happy Easter!

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  14. Phil Noeske says:

    My mom tried to color frosting for a cake using KoolAid. She did not have the proper food coloring. ONCE
    There is NOT enough sugar in the frosting. The frosting was the correct color but VERY sour.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Phil Noeske, oh, I bet– Kool-Aid with no sugar is major bitter!

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  15. Bake your eggs in a muffin tin. 350 for 30 minutes. They won’t move around and crack

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Dee, does that boil them?

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    WendyLeigh Reply:

    @Jamie, I’m not Dee, but I’ve recently begun hard-cooking my eggs with the oven method. Since you don’t use water it doesn’t actually boil them. The yolks turn out solidly set (not rubbery) like a hard-boiled egg, and the whites are fully cooked, too. It’s an easy way to cook and get nicely hard-cooked eggs w/out the guesswork of boiling times. I hope that helps :D

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  16. Shebeeinks says:

    Remember fresher eggs will be harder to peel if you want to eat them after colouring them. Use older eggs for dying. For Easter Eggs(or Deviled) I go buy eggs 7-10 days before to let then “sit and set” awhile. The older eggs shrink slightly and makes it easier to peel. Plus the shells will be a little harder to there is less chance of the dye seeping through the shell.

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  17. Oh my, there is always a Debbie Downer posting in comments!! If you don’t like this, don’t do it with your kids, SHEESH!! I love this idea!! We make water colors/play dough with kool-aid, never thought about using it for eggs. Thanks for the tip!!!

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  18. Heather says:

    Thanks for the idea!
    Cannot wait to try it with my son this year. I found fake eggs that are dyeable for the same cost as a dozen real eggs.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Heather, Where did you find them yet? That sounds totally cool!

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    Heather Reply:

    @Jamie,
    I found them in the Easter decorations section at Walmart, they look just like real eggs even come in the same style carton. They are white and should take the color pretty easily I hope. Even plain, sitting in a basket(insert all my eggs in one basket joke!) in the kitchen they look very stylish

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  19. Mom of 3 says:

    You can also use fruit juices like fruit punch, grape, and cranberry juice, really good :)

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  20. Mary Sou says:

    My 4yo son loves to help bake and cook so for us the whisk is the way to go. I blow out our eggs. We use them to make Easter morning quiche and other goodies. The eggs we color, decorate, etc and keep for display each year. This also lets us see how much more creative he becomes with each passing year. I have eggs from my daughter that are 15 years old. Its awesome. Kool-aid is the most inexpensive way to go. My son is highly allergic to blue food dye, hence the whisk. You use whatever you are comfortable with. Its about family time and memories. Happy Easter!!!

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