Mainly because of the vinegar smell.
Eggs smell enough as it is without adding vinegar-based dyes into the mix.
You can see where this is going.
My kids, on the other hand, puffy heart love decorating eggs for Easter, so I came up with a better-smelling, easy-to-make alternative that not only turns plain white eggs into brightly-colored beauties deserving of any bunny-delivered basket, but that your kids can actually eat later on.
It only takes a few simple steps to make them, which is perfect for handsy kids, and hey, there’s something kind of awesome about taking a fruity throwback and giving it a modern reboot.
Ingredients + Supplies:
- 1 dozen white eggs that have been hard-cooked and cooled
- 5 packets of Kool-Aid mix
- 2/3 cups of warm water for each Kool-Aid packet
- 5 individual bowls for dip dyeing (more if you plan to mix colors)
- 5 spoons for egg turning
- Fill individual bowls with Kool-Aid mix.
- Pour 2/3 cups of water in each bowl and stir until Kool-Aid mix is completely dissolved.
- Breathe deep. This stuff smells pretty good.
- Place eggs into the bowls. Gently! Cracked eggs don’t dye well.
- Let eggs bathe in the Kool-Aid for at least 5-10 minutes depending on the desired hue. The longer it sits, the more vibrant the end result. Use a spoon to gently turn the eggs as they luxuriate.
- Remove carefully from the Kool-Aid and place on a paper towel or in an egg carton to dry completely.
- Take note: Kool-Aid is still pretty fakey, so it will dye your hands, clothes and any work surfaces.
You are now an egg-dyeing rockstar.