Cheap Solution to Dyed Easter Eggs using Kool-aid

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So, this year, instead of getting that free Paas coloring kit from CVS, I decided to ‘wing it’.  I just wanted to work with what I had and see what I could do.  Well, this worked out so well.  The kids loved it!

I used the REGULAR Kool-aid packets.  I used 4 different flavors and got 4 different colors.  And the colors really varied a lot due to the length of time they were allowed to sit.  Like there are 2 eggs in this picture that were dyed in the Grape (Purple) Kool-aid.   One we let sit for about 2 minutes, the other one was an in and out dipped egg.  One of the colors (Lemonade to get yellow) did not work at all.  So I added a spoonful of the leftover red to get an orange egg.

So, here is what I did:

Using a deep bowl (I used a large cereal bowl from Ikea)
Add 2 packets of kool-aid (I probably could have gotten away with just 1 packet)
Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar
Add 1 cup of hot water

Stir until all is dissolved.  Add your boiled eggs.  Let sit until your egg is the color you want.  :-)

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