So I had seen around an idea of dyeing Easter eggs with Kool-Aid packets. Of course I had to figure out how to do that with the crock. My kids and I had a wonderful time pretending we were scientists, making our Kool-Aid concoctions of color trying to get the color perfect. You may ask, how is it better to do it in the crock, vs boiling water, and putting the dye in individual cups, to dip into. It may not, but when you do it that way, it is very concentrated, and you cannot change the colors real well. The way I did it, we could make one color and then when we were done dipping that color, we added another shade of Kool-Aid to the water mix, and the children had a blast changing from one to another.
Crock-Pot Kool-Aid Dyed Easter Eggs
12-24 Hard Boiled Eggs
2 packets of Lemonade Kool-Aid
1 packet of Peach Mango Kool-Aid
2 packets of Orange Kool-Aid
2 packets of Lemon Lime Kool-Aid
2 packets of Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid
4 packets of Red (various flavors) Kool-Aid
4 packets of Purple Kool-Aid
2 packets of Berry Blue Kool-Aid
Utensil to put in and scoop out of crock
I used liners
- First I used all 3 of my crocks, put a liner in each.
- I filled them up part way with water, my largest is a 6 quart, putting in enough water that I could dip an egg in.
- Turned them on high and let the water warm up.
- Let it warm up for 1-2 hours.
- I thought ahead of which colors to start out with and went from there.
- We did yellow first, you will want two packets of lemonade and one packet of the peach mango.
- Pink, I needed the 2 packets of Pink Lemonade and a couple of dashes of red, to achieve a pink hue.
- Purple I needed a lot of purple to get it to work right, but we did achieve purple!
- After the yellow was done, I added the two packets of orange to get it to orange.
- After the pink was done, I added 2 packets of red to get it to red.
- I wanted to try another hue of red (since I forgot to buy green or blue) thus emptied out the purple one and started again, with some reds and black cherry.
- Use your imagination, you will get some fun colors!
- Be sure to stir it up well before you dip the egg in otherwise bits of the Kool-Aid will stick to the egg.
- You do not need to use vinegar, so much nicer to smell!
- Be sure to turn off the crock once you have heated the water enough, and parental supervision is necessary.
- After we were done, and the kids were no longer interested in their eggs, I peeled them and made Egg Salad Sandwiches, and since it was only Kool-Aid that I dyed them with, I was not concerned if the colors of the Kool-Aid reached the egg at all.
To do this even cheaper, feel free to use generic Kool-Aid packets, and honestly this is a great way to use up that big stash of packets that you have high up in your cupboard that you keep forgetting to use.
This recipe is linked up at: Tuesday Talent Show | Strut Your Stuff Saturday