Kool-Aid offers a safe alternative to the traditional dye tablet and vinegar method
FORT LEE, New Jersey, (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
March 25 2013 – Parents of little ones looking for an alternative to vinegar and messy dye tablets for coloring Easter Eggs this year are in luck. In the newest blog titled “Make Some Kool-Aid Eggs,” Marble Media LLC’s Mommyhotspot.com offers up a new method for coloring eggs with Kool-Aid.
With Easter just around the corner, parents and kids will be performing the traditional egg dying over the next few days, and Kool-Aid turns out to be a great coloring agent without the unpleasant smell of vinegar factored in. In fact, according to the blog, people use Kool-Aid to dye hair, yarn, fabrics, paper for crafts and other items. Why not Easter eggs?
Kool-Aid offers a safe alternative to the traditional dye tablet and vinegar method that won’t send an unpleasant scent up their little noses.
To start, purchase a wide range of Kool-Aid packets–one in every flavor (color), for a broad color palette. At about 20 cents per packet, there’s no more economical egg dye on the market. Parents are instructed to prepare the hard boiled eggs the night before to allow them to cool thoroughly overnight.
The Kool-Aid dyes can be mixed just before egg coloring begins by simply placing the contents of each Kool-Aid packet in a small bowl with 2/3 a cup of water. Because Kool-Aid contains citric acid, there is no need to use vinegar to achieve color that will adhere to the egg shells. Many Kool-Aid flavors create vibrant colors: cherry Kool-Aid becomes red egg dye, orange Kool-Aid makes a concentrated orange die, lemon-lime Kool-Aid makes a vibrant green dye and berry blue Kool-Aid makes a bright blue die. Other flavors, like lemonade, are too light to use alone for a yellow dye, so parents will need to mix another color such as orange Kool-Aid powder in to achieve a shade of yellow that will work.
Parents and kids can experiment to achieve the desired colors. For instance, mixing blue and red Kool-Aid powders will result in a pretty purple egg dye, and since the Kool-Aid packets are so inexpensive, there’s no harm if the mixture doesn’t turn out as planned – it can be emptied out and a new color combination can be created. An added bonus is the fruity–sweet scent of each Kool-Aid flavor, not to mention the memories of such a simple, traditional task that parents and children can enjoy together.
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