Kool-Aid is a powdered beverage developed by Edwin Perkins in 1927 and purchased by General Foods in 1953. Kool-Aid is available in a wide range of flavors, each with a unique and vivid coloring. These colors appeal to children (and adults) when selecting a beverage, but the appeal doesn't end there. The vibrant colors contained in Kool-Aid can also be used to naturally dye fabric, yarn and other natural fibers.
Things You'll Need
- Fabric or natural fibers
- Unsweetened powdered Kool-Aid
Pour 4 cups of water into a pot and bring it to a boil on a stove.
Reduce the heat until the water reaches a steady simmer.
Add one to three packets of non-sweetened Kool-Aid. One packet will result in a light pastel color, two packets will result in a medium shade, and three packets will result in a darker hue.
Stir the Kool-Aid and water mixture until the Kool-Aid granules are completely dissolved.
Add 1/4 cup white vinegar to the mixture and stir.
Remove the dye mixture from the stove and place on a heat-resistant surface.
Use the Kool-Aid dye immediately. Once cooled, the dye loses its potency.