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DIY Ideas with Kool-Aid

Updated on February 20, 2014
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I am Arielle a college student who's having fun with the trial and errors of life.

Things You Will Need

  • Vaseline
  • 1 packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid powder
  • spoon
  • bowl
  • small clean empty container

Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

The first step is to warm up the Vaseline for 30 seconds to soften it. After it’s warmed up and not melted, stir slightly and add a spoon of powdered Kool-Aid (any flavor of your choice), I chose cherry. Stir in the Kool-Aid powder and then you’re ready to try your lip gloss. You should store your lip gloss in a small clean container that you will be able to carry in your purse. Some container ideas are an empty Altoids tin box, Carmax container, or even a makeup container.

My Results

Ummm…This is a DIY I don’t think I’ll try again. It smells great but try not to lick your lips it’s pretty sour. I thought warming up the Vaseline would break down the crystals from the powdered Kool-Aid, but I was wrong. The Kool-Aid lip gloss left my lips feeling gritty. Maybe I didn’t have the Vaseline warm up enough. Plus after awhile it made my lips start to tingle, so I wiped it off. The lip gloss also didn’t have a color tint to it. So with that being said this was a FAIL!

Things You Will Need

  • 1 or 2 packs of unsweetened Kool-Aid packet(s)
  • measuring cup
  • large cup or bowl
  • old t-shirt
  • towel

Kool-Aid Hair Dye

Before starting this DIY you might want to put on an old t-shirt you don’t mind getting messy. Step one; take a cup of water and boil it on the stove. After the water comes to a boil add the rest of the packet of powered Kool-Aid, from the lip gloss DIY, and stir. Depending on how thick your hair is you make need up to 2 packets. After stirring the Kool-Aid place the mixture into a bowl or a cup. The next step is to dye your hair. Section your hair or put your hair in a ponytail, and place the ends in the Kool-Aid and water mixture for 10-20 minutes. When time is up towel try your hair and then you’re done!

My Results

This DIY really worked! My hair is very dark so I had my doubts. I soaked my hair in the Kool-Aid for 20 minutes, and it gave my hair a slight red tint. If you have dark hair you make have to do this a couple of times for the color to show up really well. My hair has smelled like cherry Kool-Aid all day. Another positive thing about this Kool-Aid hair dye is it’s not permanent. This DIY gets a big thumb up. It was fun and easy and I would definitely try it again.

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If you've tried these DIYs tell me how it worked for you. And for those who haven't good luck and have fun, and come back and tell me your feedback.


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