Remember last weeks post Dying Yarn With Food Coloring? We couldn't wait to try this! I looked and looked for the food coloring I remembered as a child. You know the ones in the little squirt bottles. Well there were none to be found? So I searched the web and found out you can dye yarn with Kool-Aid. We followed the same basic method found at Pea Soup with a few minor changes. I also referenced this tutorial.
Here's how we did ours.
You will need:
wool tied loosely into skeins
large microwave safe bowl
large trash bag
1. Soak your yarn in warm water for about 30 minutes.
2. Mix your Kool-Aid dye in the squeeze bottles. We did 3 packets of color to 6oz of water and one tsp of vinegar. You can use less or more packets of Kool-Aid depending on how bright you want your colors to be.
3. Remove your yarn from soaking and gently squeeze out the excess water.
4. Lay your yarn flat on the trash bag and start dying. Caution this can be messy so I would recommend doing this outdoors. Be sure to completely cover the yarn in dye.
5. Then gently place your yarn in a large microwavable dish.
6. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Then let it cool for 2 minutes. Check to see if the water is clear. If not microwave on high for another 2 minutes. Repeat this process until the water is clear.
7. After cooling rinse your yarn in warm water with a few drops of mild dish detergent.
8. Hang and let dry.
End result... Two very happy little girls!