You probably have some in your kitchen right now. Your kids love to drink it, and if you’re totally honest, grown-ups enjoy it now and then, too. Kool-Aid, that is. But did you know there are lots of cool ways to use Kool-Aid besides as a delicious drink? It’s true! From cleaning to cooking to kids activities, we’ve found 15 Kool-Aid hacks every mom should know and try at least once.

15 Kool-Aid Hacks Every Mom Should Know

Kool-Aid Hacks MomsĀ Need to Know

Combine lemonade flavored Kool-Aid with soda to clean your dishwasher. The phosphoric and citric acids help break up the hard water deposits.

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Make dishwasher tablets with lemon-flavored drink mix. It adds an extra boost of cleaning power and a lovely scent.

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Scrub away toilet stains. The citric acid is the star here, too. It helps dissolve and break away all that gunk.

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Make colorful Kool-Aid play dough for the kids. It smells amazing!

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Speaking of the kids, they’ll play with this Kool-Aid slime for ages. And if you have kids that try to taste everything, don’t worry. This is totally taste safe.

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Kool-Aid flavored lip gloss makes a wonderful stocking stuffer or gift basket addition. Tweens and teens love it.

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Use it to tie dye shirts. It’s super easy! All you need is some vinegar, Kool-Aid packets in various colors, rubber bands and a white shirt.

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Get gorgeous, multi-colored yarn on the cheap. This is made using Kool-Aid ice cubes.

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You can even dye your hair with Kool-Aid! It’s temporary, so it’s perfect for kids who want to experiment with hair color. It works best on light hair colors, obviously.

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Use it to dye Easter eggs. Who knew you could get so many pretty colors and variations?

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Scented and colored glue adds another dimension of fun to your kids’ art projects. Simply mix one packet of Kool-Aid per bottle of glue.

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If you’re the daring type, make these Koolickles… Kool-Aid soaked pickles. Apparently they’re popular in the Mississippi Delta. If you’ve ever tried these, let us know how they are. I’m so curious!

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Use Kool-Aid to dye meringues, frostings and more. The pastel colors are so pretty!

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Combine 1 tbsp of water and a Kool-Aid packet to make taste-safe watercolors.

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And it never hurts to have a no-bake dessert on hand. This No Bake Kool-Aid Pie is as colorful as it is delicious. Perfect dessert for spring and summer!

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