For just about anyone who grew up dying Easter Eggs, the smell of Easter somehow mixes with the scent of vinegar. We all remember plopping the fizzy tablets into the cup full of the strong smelling stuff, and waiting patiently for the tablet to disappear. As I became a mom, suddenly in charge of the project, it became my job to remember to stock up on vinegar and fizzy tablets when the Easter season rolled around every year.
Then this year, everything changed in our house. Besides the fact that I have very few willing egg dyers left (the teens abandoned me to hit the ski slopes one last time), I also had a different smell wafting through the kitchen. As my youngest and I prepared our counter top for the big event, we were greeted by a strong, fruity smell. This year we skipped the fizzy tablets, and used Kool-Aid drink mix to color our eggs.
I’d been seeing posts about this idea on Pinterest and other assorted craft sites, and thought it looked too easy to be true. Really? Just Kool-Aid and water? Why had we been paying way too much money all these years for overpriced fizzy tablets, if the only ingredient we really needed was in the cabinet, next to the the iced tea and lemonade mix?
But we jumped in, ready to prove this myth busted.