Kmart has a great deal on Kool-Aid through 4/9. My family only drinks Kool-Aid very rarely, so I did a little research to find some alternative uses so we can all make use of this nice deal! ha!
Here's the deal!
Kool-Aid packets are on price drop through 4/9 for $.10 (regular price $.25)
Purchase 15 packets = $1.50
Use Buy 10 Get 5 Free coupon 3/13 SS (will deduct $1.25 for reg price)
= $.25 or $.01 each!
And 10 alternative uses I found here and here!
1. Easter Egg Dye - With Easter just around the corner, I was excited to see this idea! Mix a packet of Kool-Aid in a cup with 2 Tbl vinegar and 1/2 cup water. (I am going to try 2 packets of the same color to make a deeper color)
2. Dishwasher Cleaner - dump a pack of unsweetened lemon Kool-Aid into the soap dispenser, run the wash cycle. Removes stains and hard water deposits. (You know that orange color in your dishwasher?! I gave this one a try and saw a slight change.)
3. Frosting Version #1 - Fold in a pack of Kool-Aid into a container of thawed whipped topping. If the frosting tastes a little too sour, add in a little sweetener to taste.
4. Frosting Version #2 - Mix Kool-Aid packet into vanilla frosting tub.
5. Water Colors - Pour Kool-Aid into ice cube tray, one compartment per color. Stir 1 tablespoon of water into each compartment; stir until the powders are completely dissolved.
6. Tie Dye - You can dye any cotton item such as tee shirts, socks, bed sheets, towels, as long as it is cotton. The article you want to tie dye must be clean and dry. Pour each color package of Kool-Aid into an individual glass bowl. Stir a ¼ cup of white vinegar into each bowl; make sure the powders dissolve completely. Gather the fabric up in several places and secure with several rubber bands. Dip each bunch into a bowl of Kool-Aid. Leave the rubber bands in place and set aside to dry. Once dry, remove the rubber bands and spread it out so it can completely dry. Put it in the clothes dryer by itself and dry on high for 15 minutes to set the colors in. (I really want to give this one a try! I think the kids would have a blast!)
7. Lip Gloss - To make a fruity lip gloss put a small amount of petroleum jelly into a microwave-safe bowl. Stir some Kool-Aid in, enough to make it the color you desire. Add a little sugar, then, place the bowl in a microwave oven for about five or six seconds, just enough to soften it. (What a fun idea for a girl's birthday party!)
8. Play Dough - Mix 1 cup flour, 4 tablespoons salt, 2 tablespoons cream of tartar and 1 package of Kool-Aid into a medium-sized pot. Add 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to the mixture and stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until the mixture forms a ball in the pot. Then remove and kneed the dough until smooth. Put in a plastic bag and refrigerate.
9. Check for Toilet Leaks - Lift the lid off the toilet tank and pour Kool-Aid into the tank. Use a darker colors. Don't flush the toilet! Just watch the toilet bowl, if you see the Kool-Aid float through from the tank, then you have a leak. The test can take from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the leak.
10. Remove Rust Stains - Remove rust stains on your driveway by mixing unsweetened lemon Kool-Aid with just a little water and scrub.
And who knows, maybe the kids will set up a Kool-Aid stand this summer!