Guest Post: Kool-Aid Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Today’s guest post is from Erika Katz. Erika is the celebrated author of Bonding Over Beauty, a comprehensive guide to get you through the tween and early teen years. You can also enjoy her website geared for mothers tackling the drama of the ‘tween years at Bonding Over Beauty.

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KOOL-Aid Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Prep Time: 20 min. | Makes: 18 servings

What You Need:

kool-aid mix

2 envelopes KOOL-AID Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix, any red color (try Cherry, Black Cherry, Strawberry or Tropical Punch flavor)
2 envelopes KOOL-AID Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix, any orange color (try Orange, Mango or Peach flavor)
2 envelopes KOOL-AID Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix, any yellow or green color (try Lemonade, Piña or Lemon-Lime flavor)
2 envelopes KOOL-AID Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix, any blue color (try Mixed Berry or Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade flavor

How to Decorate Your Eggs:

Mix contents of 2 (same-flavored) KOOL-AID envelopes with 2 Tbsp. water in 6- to 8-oz. container; stir to dissolve drink mixes. Repeat in 3 separate containers with remaining KOOL-AID envelopes.

Place 18 eggs on cooling rack in sink; rinse eggs with tap water

TIP: Wear disposable gloves.


Spoon KOOL-AID mixtures, 1 at a time, over wet eggs to create tie-dye patterns. Repeat with remaining eggs.

Pour a little tap water over each egg to set colors. Use tongs to transfer eggs to paper towel-covered baking sheet to dry. Rinse sink immediately as needed.

For Solid-Colored Easter Eggs:

Pour contents of 1 envelope of each KOOL-AID color into separate 10- to-12 oz. container.

Add 2/3 cup water to each; stir to dissolve drink mix.

Use spoon to place 1 hard-cooked egg in each cup, keeping egg submerged until desired color is reached.

Continue with remaining eggs. Let dry as directed above.

Special Extra:

Tie Dye Easter Eggs

Place assorted rubber bands around hard-cooked eggs before dipping in cups of KOOL-AID mixtures; let dry completely before removing rubber bands.

For a two-tone effect, dip the dry colored eggs again in a lighter-colored prepared KOOL-AID.

Substitute: Experiment with other KOOL-AID flavors for different color patterns.

erika katz

Author of the book Bonding Over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust (Greenleaf Press, March 2011), Erika Katz uses her beauty expertise to help moms bond with their ‘tween daughters. Erika has been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, The Better Show, Good Day Street Talk, Fox News, NBC’s Today in New York, PIX11, and Telemundo.  She contributes beauty and parenting tips to Seventeen, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Girl’s Life, Shape, Prevention, Parenting, and many online blogs and websites.  A former child model and actress, Erika appeared in over 100 commercials, print ads, and films. As the mother of a ‘tween girl, she now writes a popular beauty blog for mothers tackling the drama of the ‘tween years.


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