Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

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How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid - Easy egg decorating technique for kids and adultsWe dyed Easter eggs with Kool-Aid the other day when we did the egg frame drawing. Then we took the Kool-Aid a step further and used it to marble Easter eggs with it!

I just love how these look! Fancy and subtle at the same time.

Here’s how we used Kool-Aid to marble Easter eggs

This is an easy and quick method—so give it a try today if you have yet to dye your eggs!

MATERIALS

  • White eggs, hardboiled
  • Packages of Kool-Aid powder (experiment with different colors)
  • Hot water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Vegetable oil

How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

OUR INSTRUCTIONS

First, Daphne cut open the remainder of the Kool-Aid packages we had selected at the store…

How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

…and dumped the powder in a motley selection of bowls and cups. I poured hot water over the Kool-Aid powder and added 1-2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar per color.

Then, Daphne put a tablespoon of vegetable oil in each color dye and stirred.

How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

We added the eggs and then let sit for a bit.

The darker colors, such as red, worked their magic quickly. The paler colors of pink and yellow took longer to dye the eggs.

How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

We then transferred the eggs to an egg carton to dry.

How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

Aren’t the marbled Easter eggs beautiful?

Some have little (or big) dots of white where the oil sat on the surface of the water and connected with the eggs and some have more of a swirled effect.

We found it helpful to stir or whisk the oil and Kool-Aid mixture each time we were about to add an egg. Otherwise, the oil pooled into the center and we ended up with a very large white spot. Which was cool, too, but we were going for the more marbled look…

As you can see, our Kool-Aid packets yielded a lot of reds, pinks, and browns (the brown was actually due to accidentally mixing some green powder –I think– with some red powder).

I love this mix, but would probably aim for some blues, greens, and purples next time, too. You know… Just to try them.

Have you ever tried to marble Easter eggs ? If so, what technique did you use?

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  1. says

    Oh, I love this! Saving it for next year. We’ve been making dyes from vegetables for a few years now & George isn’t a fan. (He doesn’t like the colors; they’re not “vibrant” enough for him!) This would be a nice change of pace, I think… Thanks for sharing it. xo

  2. Susan says

    This is neat. Where I live though, I can only get brown eggs. I discovered last year, that even selecting the lightest of the eggs, dyes (both bought from the store, or made at home with plants) just don’t work so well :(. So I’m pinning this, for a time when we return to the realm of white eggs. Looks like you guys had a blast though- enjoy!!!!

  3. Dena says

    Ooh, the dotted ones look like constellations! We’ve made eggs but we’ve got lots more to do tomorrow! thanks.

  4. andrea says

    we did marbled eggs this week too, using this tutorial:
    http://crafts.kaboose.com/marbled-eggs.html
    we found that the quicker we dipped them in and out of the dye as it was swirling, the better they turned out. we kept dipping in a couple different colors til we got the effect we liked (i.e. blue then yellow over and over; red and yellow over and over). they turned out pretty cool. messy too!

  5. Nicole hammond says

    We spent the afternoon at my moms doing this…everyone had soooooo much fun! Thank you so much for the instructions and for sharing this :)