How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

How to Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid

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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.

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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!

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INSTRUCTIONS

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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8 Comments

  • Reply
    meghann
    March 30, 2013 at 11:05 am

    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

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    Susan
    March 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    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!!!!

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    Dena
    March 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

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

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    Jean Van't Hul
    March 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Susan, we’ve dyed brown eggs successfully. Use food coloring or darker colors of Kool-Aid and leave the eggs in longer. See this post: https://artfulparent.com/2012/03/easter-egg-decorating-and-dyeing-with-hole-reinforcement-stickers.html

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    Jean Van't Hul
    March 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    We’ve tried natural dyes, too, and weren’t terribly impressed. Maybe we just like our eggs a bit more vibrant!! :)

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    andrea
    March 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

    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!

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    Nicole hammond
    March 31, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    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 :)

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    molly
    April 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    These are amazing too! (Can you tell I’m just catching up on things, we had a big sickness at Easter.)

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