23 Easy, Fun and Helpful DIYs Using a Favorite Kids’ Beverage

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When you think of American classics, does Kool-Aid come to mind? The famous powdered drink has been around for ages, filling up pitchers and punch bowls everywhere.

What you may not have known is that a packet of this stuff can do much more than satisfy your thirst for something sweet. We’ve gathered a ton of ideas for Kool-Aid that won’t cost much and are kid-friendly. Have fun taking it out of its comfort zone with these cool household uses. You can even eat it if you want!

  1. Clean Your Dishes

    Whip up your own dishwasher detergent with a handful of ingredients. A bonus? The citric acid in lemon Kool-Aid disinfects and cleans the dishwasher too! Learn how the Newlyweds did it on their blog.

  2. Fry It

    Popular among state fair foods, FRIED Kool-Aid tastes like a delicacy from the doughnut world. Go ‘head, you know you want to try it! Find the recipe here.

  3. Lip Gloss

    Someone in your immediate circle has to love shiny, fruit-flavored lip balm. Gift them with these using the recipe from The Krazy Coupon Lady.

  4. Cupcakes and Frosting

    Make both with a flavor or two of your choice. Here’s a recipe from Mix and Match Mama.

  5. Hair Dye

    A popular way to dye hair, Kool-Aid comes in enough colors to go full unicorn if you wish. But if you want to settle for lilac or another single color, follow this tutorial from A Subtle Revelry.

  6. Slushies

    Skip the trip to the gas station and make your own slushies at home. Click on this vid from Fun Foods!

  7. Check for Leaks

    Toilets and Kool-Aid work together nicely for bathroom issues. It can help you detect leaks and clean rings from inside the bowl. Read this and become a believer.

  8. Pasta Fun

    Little ones will love to play with colored pasta for sensory fun or for art projects. Check out Mama Miss for the how-to!

  9. Tie-Dye Tees

    Design your own colorful tee with a Kool-Aid dye job. Look at this finished product on the blog One Hundred Dollars a Month.

  10. Egg Dye

    Leave the dye kits alone and get it done with Kool-Aid packs. The Budget Savvy Diva can show you how.

  11. Edible Fingerpaint

    This mom made edible fingerpaint with yogurt. Check out her mix at Fun at Home with Kids.

  12. Sherbet

    Kool-Aid as a frozen dessert? Oh yeah! Here’s a recipe from Butter with a Side of Bread.

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