13 Kool Aid Inspired Crafts


Kool Aid Inspired Crafts are perfect for summer!  The rainbow of colors and flavors available are perfect for many crafts besides just drinking it.  You’ll love these 13 Kool Aid inspired crafts that include play dough, lip gloss, hair dye, painting, slushees, taffy and many more tasty treats.

Crafts With Kool Aid

Kool-Aid Crafts

1.  Kool-Aid Playdough ~ I love the assortment of colors in this play dough.  Can you imagine how wonderful it must smell?  You probably already have all of the ingredients on hand to make it, flour, cream of tartar, salt, water and Kool-Aid.  This would make a terrific boredom buster for the kiddos this summer.

Homemade Lip Gloss

2.  Kool-Aid Lip Gloss {free printable} ~ Keep your lips puckered and moist with this yummy flavored lip gloss.  Only two ingredients are needed, vaseline and Kool-Aid.  The cute jar labels are free to download and print.

3.  Kool-Aid Dyed Hair ~ Summer is the perfect time to try something new and fun!  Try using Kool-Aid to dye your hair.  You can safely dye your hair without using the harsh chemicals because you are only using Kool-Aid mixed with hair conditioner.

4.  Kool-Aid Dyed Yarn ~ The perfect gift for any knitter or crocheter!  Make sun dyed yarn with Kool-Aid, vinegar and water!  It is really very simple and fun to do.

Kool Aid Inspired Crafts

Homemade Gift

5.  Kool-Aid Party Favor ~ What a fun and inexpensive Kool gift for the summer!  The cricut machine was used to cut the bag tags and a package of Kool-Aid was inserted in the tag.  Add the cute twisty straw and a treat tag.  Voila!

6.  Kool-Aid Painting ~ Let your little creative geniuses paint their picasso’s with warm water and Kool-Aid!  How fun is that?!

Dishwasher Cleaner

7.  Dishwasher Cleaner with Kool-Aid ~ Easily clean your dishwasher with a package of Lemonade Kool-Aid.  The citric acid in the mix wipes out stains so you won’t have to!

Food Crafts with Kool Aid

Kool Aid Slurpee

8.  Homemade Slurpees Using Kool-Aid ~ Slurpees are a favorite treat during the hot Summer.  This recipe has a great money saving tip.  Making your own at home is simple and the kids will love it!

9.  Kool-Aid Popcorn ~ Satisfy your taste buds with this flavorful popcorn treat!  This recipe used cherry, lemon-line, grape and orange flavored Kool-Aid.  What flavors will you choose?  Add this popcorn to paper cones or popcorn boxes for a fun snack or party favor.

Kool-Aid Icing

10.  Kool-Aid Icing ~ Did you know you can add a packet of Kool Aid to a can of vanilla frosting and have instantly colored/flavored icing?!  I am SO trying this…

11.  Homemade Taffy ~ Taffy is such a yummy past time chewy treat!  You can add Kool-Aid to the taffy mixture and make your own flavors.  Enlist your children to help stretch and pull the taffy.

Food Crafts with Kool Aid

12.  Kool Aid Cubes ~ Kids will get a kick out of this fun magic potion trick!  Simply freeze different colors of Kool Aid in ice cube trays.  Add the Kool Aid cubes to a glass of lemon-lime soda and as the ice cubes melt, the ‘potion’ will turn cool colors and change flavors!

Dying Easter Eggs

13.  Kool-Aid Eggs ~ These Kool-Aid dyed eggs are fun, fruity and nostalgic.  Your kids will be so excited to help.  All you need is hard-boiled eggs, Kool-Aid and water.

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  1. What a great round up of awesome Kool-Aid ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I remember Root Beer flavored KoolAid from my childhood. I wonder if we can still find that? Worth a try?

  3. My younger sister and cousin are obsessed with dying their hair fun funky colors. A how-to for dying the hair w kool-aid made my day. Now there is a way for them to have the look they want without killing their hair!

  4. Great craft ideas-love them. But puhleeeze warn moms that dyeing your hair with Kool Aid lasts FOREVER! My daughter and her friends are regretting their pink, green and purple ponytails 6 WEEKS later. Uggh. Who would have ever thought Kool Aid would not wash out after many many shampoos, sea salt and chlorine?
    The irony that pricey salon trips to cover the grays last about 3 weeks is not lost on me. If only Kool AId came in “Natural Golden Brown” flavor!

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