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Be a holiday hero with a few packs of flavored drink crystals and some hard boiled eggs.
Here's how to make awesome looking easter eggs, as fun and unique as your imagination.
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Project Inspired By:
HEYJENRENEE blog post http://bit.ly/IBKoolEggs
Kool-Aid stains hands, clothes, and just about anything else you get it on.
Use caution and common sense and try to avoid splashing the liquid out of the containers, and catch drips when taking eggs out of the cups.
Have fun, but always remember that any project you try is at your own risk.
Project History & More Info:
While surfing Google images for easter ideas to try with my family, I came across a picture that HeyJenrenee.com had posted on her blog showing how she had tried dying easter eggs using packets of Kool-Aid.
This looked like an awesome project just in time for easter that I could experiment with.
I bought multiple packages of every kind of Kool-Aid I could find, and experimented with different amounts of water, and soaking times.
I ended up using 12 different flavors of Kool-Aid and favoring ½ cup of water per packet, with 2 minutes of soak time per egg.
I found that soaking the eggs any longer would typically result in the outer layer of the egg shell spotting, or flaking off, making the egg look terrible.
Soaking the eggs for a shorter period of time works pretty well.
I tried as little as 1 minute with great results.
The eggs just come out a slightly weaker color.
Some people have mentioned the purple egg comes out looking more dark and grey than they would want.
The color can be lightened up by using more water (For example: 2 cups of water to 1 pack of grape Kool-Aid), or by reducing the soaking time from 2 minutes, to 45 seconds.
It's important to let the dyed eggs fully dry before handling them because the dye layer can easily be wiped off or washed off when it's wet.
Even after they are dry, excessive handling of the eggs can wear the color away, exposing the white underneath.
Some of the coolest things about this project are;
You can get 5 packs of Kool Aid for $1.00 from most grocery stores, making this project very cheap.
It makes your whole house smell fruity and delicious, rather than making it stink like vinegar.
Of course this modified dye kit is non-toxic, and the eggs are still perfectly safe to eat afterward.
I hard-boiled all my eggs before coloring them, then hid them around the backyard so my boys could have a little easter egg hunt.
Out of 12 packets of Kool-Aid, I found the 5 most effective were;
Strawberry - (Red)
Orange - (Orange)
Lemon-Lime - (Green)
Mixed Berry - (Blue)
Grape – (Purple)
So if you only want to spend a buck to dye your eggs, spend it on those 5 packs and you should have great results!
This is super fun, and makes the whole house smell amazingly delicious.
You have to smell it to believe it.
By the way, if you draw on your eggs with a white or wax crayon, or put stickers on the eggs before dying them, you can get come really cool results.
Look for what I did with mine in the my full project video, coming soon.
To see the original blog post that inspired this video, check out http://bit.ly/IBKoolEggs