When I was growing up I rarely drank Kool-Aid. Like all children at that time, I was familiar with the “Hey Kool-Aid” commercials and the drink looked appealing but we were something of purists in my household and rarely if ever had it in my house. It’d be a special treat if I visited a friend’s home and had it but I was quite discriminating even in that instance and would only drink Kool-Aid that was enriched with things like orange and lemon slices. Delicious!
Like my mom, I am very discriminating when it comes to what my family drinks. We are fully stocked with water and a few juice boxes (that I give my son occasionally) but that is it. So, when I was challenged by Walmart and Kool-Aid to create something outside of the box with Kool-Aid I was joyous. I might not drink it but there are myriad ways to use Kool-AID and with the low price point it is excellent for DIY projects.
I decided to make Kool-Aid lip gloss. In this version I used Walmart’s equate petroleum jelly but it can also be made with coconut oil (if you decide to do this, melt the oil in a container in hot water. Microwaving isn’t recommended. Alternatively you can slowly heat the oil on a stove top). I melted the petroleum jelly in the microwave, heating in 30 second increments until it was liquefied.
I let it cool for awhile and then added the kool aid. I was hoping for an orange color but instead got a reddish hue which is glossy but on the neutral side.
Perfect for little girls!
I placed the Kool-Aid lipgloss in containers available in the travel size section at Walmart and let it completely cool.
That’s it! Easy project and tasty lipgloss completed! Can you think of a unique KOOL Aid creation? If so, you can win 2 VIP tickets to see the Nickelodeon boy band, Big Time Rush at one of the 37 concerts this summer, a Big Time Rush Kool-Aid Tee, and a Meet & Greet including a photo with the band. To enter, simply upload your creation to the Walmart website.