Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kool-Aid Easter eggs?

If you know anything about this Mommy, you know that I like Pinterest.  I had run across a pin awhile ago about dyeing eggs with Kool-Aid.  As we have a ton of it that has been in the cabinet for a LONG time, I thought this would be a good way to use it up (as throwing away would be the simple, yet not thrifty option). Thing is, we had a lot of red and pink flavors, so when we got eggs, Brant picked up a few more.  But we did the cardinal mistake...the fruit punch is in a blue packet!!  We got another red flavor!  Anyway, realizing we had the fruit punch in Flavor-Aide and Kool-Aid, we decided to try both, and see which worked best. 

So, add the whole packet of drink mix to 2/3 cup of water and stir.  Drop your egg in and there you go!  Apparently, the drink mixes have citric acid, so you don't need vinegar. Smells so much better than the vinegar, and the smell does fade, so you don't have to worry about a fruit punch flavored hard boiled egg! 

It really didn't take long to dye them, and they would have been really bright if we had left them in longer. 

L to R: fruit punch (kool-aid), watermelon (flavorade),
 fruit punch (flavorade), lemon lime, orange (both Kool-aid)

After just a minute or so!
"Look Mom!"

Oh yes, lots of fun!  A dozen eggs (minus the one he ate before dyeing!) went too fast.  

Aren't they pretty?

The final verdict was Kool-Aid works a lot better!  But I'm not sure I like that we ingest all that!  Still didn't stop us from making a pitcher of it to drink!  This was a fun evening! 

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