5 Things To Do with Kool-Aid
This beverage mix does more than stir up tasty drinks. Kool-Aid is also cool around the house. Use it to dye the tween’s hair, colour paint or clean the dishwasher.
Clean Your Dishwasher
Is the inside of your dishwasher rusty brown? The cause is a high iron content in your water. Dump a packet of unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid into the soap drawer and run the washer through a hot-water cycle. When you open the door, the inside will be as white as the day you bought the machine.
Make Tasty Lip Gloss
Little girls playing dress-up will love this lip glosss. Let the girls pick their favorite presweetened Kool-Aid flavor. Blend a package of the drink mix with 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening, then microwave for one minute. Transfer to a 35mm film canister and refrigerate overnight.
Clean Rust From Concrete
Nasty rust stains on your concrete? Mix unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid with hot water. Scrub and the rust stain should come right out.
Make Non-toxic Hair Dye
Are your tweens bugging you about colouring their hair? Make a non-toxic hair dye that washes out easily with Kool-Aid. Choose a bright colour. Mix two packets of unsweetened Kool-Aid (sweetened is messy and doesn’t work). Add enough water to make a paste. Add a few drops of hair conditioner to make the paste stick to the hair. Put on a pair of gloves and apply the Kool-Aid to your hair. Wrap your head in plastic wrap and wait. The longer you leave the plastic on, the brighter the colour.
Mix any flavor of unsweetened Kool-Aid into water-based latex paint to alter its color. Or mix unsweetened Kool-Aid with water to create your own watercolors, but don’t give them to the kids — Kool-Aid stains can be tough to remove.
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