As a kid, we always used the little tablets of PAAS to dye our Easter eggs. Didn't everybody? Well this year I decided to try the kool-aid method that I've seen floating around the web. Seemed simple enough, just mix one packet of Kool-Aid with 2/3 of a cup of water and bathe your eggs for awhile. Apparently the drink mix has enough citric acid in it that you don't need to use vinegar to set the colors.
We let them sit in the dye for about an hour, but when we took them out, most were covered in slime. I have no idea what happened, but they were kinda gross.
See that gunk on the egg? This was one of the milder cases. Some were totally covered, others just a little. Weird.
Some of the colors came out pretty, but the grape one looks a little disturbing. The kids didn't seem to mind, though. We don't drink kool-aid in our house, so they were completely intrigued, and kept putting their fingers in to try it. I think we'll take a different approach next year...