Every Easter the girls and I do a craft that includes coloring eggs. The girls start asking to color eggs around March 1st. I was able to hold them off a wee bit this year.
I wanted to try coloring the eggs this year with Kool-Aid. This version of egg coloring is a little more subtle than other methods. This allows the kids to decorate with markers and stickers and still experience the coloring. The subtle dye is a nice back ground to the kids art. I love to keep mine one color and decorate with them in fun ways around the house. They look great in a white bowl! Added bonus is that they have a fruity smell.
Lets get started!
Materials required to dye Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid
Hard boiled eggs
Kool-Aid (different flavors = different colors)
How to Color your Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid
1. Start with boiled eggs (find great directions here)
2. Measure 2/3 Cups luke warm water. This will help the Kool-Aid dissolve completely. Add the full contents of a Kool-Aid packet.
3. Add in your hard boiled egg. Watch your egg carefully, especially with the darker colors, they dye very quickly!
4. Remove the eggs and place on a paper towel ON an old cutting board. You will want to be extra careful with this dye! It will stain your counter top, clothing, flooring or anything else it touches. Like little fingers! It will come out just not immediately.
Once the eggs are dry you can enjoy them as is or continue on with the decorating!
Enjoy and have fun with your lil ones.