Decorating Easter Eggs With Kool Aid Dye

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Here are some different ways of dying and decorating Easter Eggs.

 Decorating Easter Eggs – Dyed Eggs without the Shell

There might be times when you don’t want to mess with the shells and the peeling of dyed eggs. If this is the case you can dye hard boiled eggs that have been peeled. Do just as would if the shell was still on. These would look really pretty made into deviled eggs and laid on a bed of lettuce.

Yes you, can dye Easter eggs with Kool Aid

2/3 cup water, (tap water – doesn’t have to be warm)
1 pkg. Kool Aid

Mix.  Dip eggs in dye for a few minutes and then remove. 


You don’t need vinegar because Kool Aid is already acidic.

Lemonade and pink lemonade do not turn out very well when used for egg decorating.

Grape turns an ugly dark color as an egg dye.

You can add some Berry Blue to the grape to lighten it and add some strawberry or cherry to the pink lemonade for a pretty shade of pink.

Photo By: jamieanne


  1. Bea says

    Do the eggs absorb a lot of the flavor of the Kool-Aid and do you have to cover them in the refrigerator so they don’t pick up odors? Also which colors work best? Thanks.

  2. Bea says

    Did you know you can make Fruity Lip Gloss with Kool-Aid?
    Fruity Lip Gloss
    2 Tablespoons of solid shortening like Crisco
    1 Tablespoon fruit flavored Kool-Aid
    Mix shortening and Kool-Aid together in microwave safe container and microwave on high for 30 seconds until becomes liquid. Remove and pour into small container and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes until becomes solid again.

  3. Bea says

    I’m going to use the Kool-Aid recipe on peeled cooked eggs and make the Good Morning Sunshine recipe. Also, I would think you could still use the Kool-Aid to make a pitcher of it to drink since the eggs are cooked and shouldn’t be a problem. Do you think so Jill?

    • says

      Bea I don’t know why a person couldn’t. I would at least try it and see. The most I can think of is if it absorbed some of the flavor of the egg but I can’t imagine that it would.

  4. Bea says

    Thanks Jill, I hate to throw it away so I’ll try coloring the peeled eggs, and then using it to make a pitcher of Kool-Aid.

        • says

          Good luck. :) One thing the Kool Aid is better in the fact that most people have it on hand so you don’t have to buy anything special and you don’t have to mess with the smelly vinegar and such. Hope those arguments help you.

          • tabitha says

            can you add vinegar to make it brighter? i used kool aid last year worked good in smelled great kids loved it but the colors wasnt to bright

          • says

            I don’t know Tabitha. You could also use less water and more Kool Aid and leave them in longer although with impatient little ones that might be hard. : )

  5. shirley forbes says

    We dyed eggs the red was the only color did not come off the eggs. I dyed them while they were hot.Maybe that was it. Thanks

      • Ty Adielstein says

        Ours got little air bubbles on them as well. It almost looked like there was carbonation that had settled on all of the eggs. Then the color rubbed off every one of the eggs. Our was very disappointing. I’m glad that we hadn’t done it with the kids just yet.

  6. Natasha says

    Thank u for the kool aid info. We are looking forward to trying this. I will post and let you know how it turns out!!!

    • says

      Leave it in like you do any other type dye – until you get the shade you want. The longer you leave it the darker the color will get.

  7. Beverly says

    I tried the Kool-Aid method and all I got was eggs that looked good until you picked them up, the color bubbled up on the eggs and peeled right off. Very disappointed. :(

  8. Kelly says

    We did this exactly as the “recipe” called for and it worked great. We did add some yellow food coloring to the yellow to brighten up the color. Bright colors, smooth surface, fun smell!


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