If you think those Kool-Aid packets are only good for making a delicious drink for your children, you’re mistaken. There’s actually quite a few uses for these packets that you may not have realized. The following uses for Kool-Aid that have absolutely nothing to do with drinking. Considering how inexpensive those packets are, these tricks can potentially save you some serious money!
1. Cleaning The Washing Machine
To ensure that your washing machine is getting your clothes as clean as possible, you should make sure that the washing machine itself is spotless. Kool-Aid can do just that.
To clean your washing machine, take a quarter cup of lemonade Kool-Aid and sprinkle it in your washing machine (where you would normally put your liquid detergent or pod). Then, run the machine on the normal wash cycle. This will prevent unwanted deposits that can give your clothes a funky smell.
2. Cleaning The Dishwasher
Like the washing machine, the dishwasher needs to be regularly cleaned in order to keep your dishes spotless. Kool-Aid is perfect for just such a task.
In order to clean out your dishwasher, just sprinkle a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid into your dishwasher’s detergent tray. The lemon will break down deposits in the dishwasher that may be leaving spots on your dishes.
3. Dying Eggs
When Easter comes, many of us buy expensive egg dyes in order to dye Easter eggs with our children. It turns out, you can make much cheaper dye with items you probably already have in your kitchen.
Simply mix one packet of Kool-Aid into two-thirds of a cup of water. Stir the mixture together until the Kool-Aid is dissolved. Then, place the egg in the colored water and keep the egg submerged until the desired color is achieved.
4. Make Lip Gloss
Many of us rely on lip gloss, especially during the colder winter months when our lips become dry and cracked. Fortunately, you can actually make your own lip gloss using Kool-Aid and non-petroleum jelly.
To make this, all you’ll need to do is add a tiny amount of your favorite color of Kool-Aid to the non-petroleum jelly. The more Kool-Aid you add, the deeper the color will be, and the more it will taste like the Kool-Aid. If you’re addicted to expensive lip gloss, this use can really help your pocket book.
5. Cleaning Concrete
Stains on concrete can be almost impossible to remove. Amazingly, Kool-Aid actually works pretty well in getting stubborn stains off of your concrete surfaces.
Just mix some lemonade Kool-Aid with a couple drops of water in order to form a paste. Next, apply that paste to the stain and use a stiff brush to scrape it up. With this method, you should be able clean your concrete.
6. Create Colored Glue
If your child loves arts and crafts, they’ll love colored glue. To make this fun project, you’ll just need a bottle of Elmer’s school glue and some Kool-Aid packets.
To dye your glue, simply pour a packet of Kool-Aid mix directly into a bottle of glue. Next, you’ll want to shake the bottle for a few minutes until the powder has dissolved and the color is evenly distributed. Just like that, your child can have glue in whatever color they desire!