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How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

by Jean Van't Hul
March 30, 2013

Learn how to easily marble Easter eggs with Kool-Aid.

How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

We 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!

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

How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

How 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!



Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

1. Prepare the egg dye

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.

Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

 2. Add eggs to dye

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…

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

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

How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

3. Remove eggs and let dry

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 while some have more of a swirled effect.

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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