Kool-Aid Formulas - including new flavors

Go beyond pre-made shades of Kool-Aid. By adding two flavors together, you can make great new colors. The formulas here show you how.


No vinegar is needed, this drink mix will bond to animal fibers by itself.

Lemonade Kool-Aid Mixtures

Lemonade Kool-aid mixed with other flavors to make new colors

top - 1 part lemonade mixed with 3 parts O orange,  PL pink lemonade, S strawberry, BC black cherry, G grape, IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime


second - equal parts lemonade and O orange, PL pink lemonade, S strawberry, BC black cherry, G grape, IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BBberry blue, LL lemon lime 

third - 3 parts lemonade mixed with one part O orange, PL pink lemonade, S strawberry, BC black cherry, G grape, IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime 


Orange Kool-Aid Mixtures

Orange Kool-Aid added to other flavors to make new colors

top - 1 part orange mixed with 3 parts PL pink lemonade, S strawberry, BC black cherry, G grape, IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime


second - equal parts orange and PL pink lemonade, S strawberry, BC black cherry, G grape, IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime 

third - 3 parts orange mixed with one part PL pink lemonade, S strawberry, BC black cherry, G grape, IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime 

bottom - equal parts orange and W watermelon, SH Sharkberry Fin,  A  green apple,  IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade,  PX Purplesaurus Rex, GH  Ghoul-Aid


Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid Mixtures

Pink Lemonade added to other flavors to make new colors

top - 1 part pink lemonade mixed with 3 parts S strawberry, BC black cherry, G grape, IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime

second - equal parts pink lemonade and S strawberry, BC black cherry, G grape, IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime 

third - 3 parts pink lemonade mixed with one part S strawberry, BC black cherry, G grape, IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime 


Blastin' Berry Cherry, Watermelon and Sharkberry Fin Mixtures

Blastin' Berry Cherry, Watermelon and Sharkberry Fin Kool-Aid mixed with other flavors

top - Blastin' Berry Cherry added in equal parts to  SH Sharkberry Fin, A Green Apple,  IBL Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade,  PX Purplesaurus Rex, GH Ghoul-Aid

middle - Watermelon added in equal parts to SH Sharkberry Fin, BC Black Cherry, A Green Apple,  IBL Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade,  PX Purplesaurus Rex, GH Ghoul-Aid

bottom - Sharkberry Fin added in equal parts to added to BC Black Cherry, A Green Apple,  IBL Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade,  PX Purplesaurus Rex, GH Ghoul-Aid


Grape and Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade Mixtures

Grape and Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade Kool-Aid added to other flavors

top - left three samples 1 part grape to 3 parts IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime. Right two samples 1 part ice blue raspberry lemonade to 3 parts BB berry blue, LL lemon lime 

middle - left three samples equal parts grape to IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime. Right two samples equal parts ice blue raspberry lemonade to BB berry blue, LL lemon lime

bottom - left three samples 3 part grape to 1 parts IBL ice blue raspberry lemonade, BB berry blue, LL lemon lime. Right two samples 3 part ice blue raspberry lemonade to 1 parts BB berry blue, LL lemon lime



About the yarn

Each sample was made of Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool in off-white. The sample weighs .2 oz and is 12 inch long.

How the dyestock was made

  • Each packet was mixed with 8 oz of tap water.
  • I used a Tablespoon as a measure. Each sample has 4 Tablespoons of dyestock.
  • I didn't simplify the ratio 2:2 as 1:1 because I wanted the same amount of dye in each formula. 1:1 would have produced a lighter shade.


How to use these formulas to make larger hanks.

A general rule of thumb is one packet for each 10 grams of yarn


Notes on colors:

Lemonade, pink lemonade and ice blue are weak colors. They work fine with each other but get swamped by any of the red flavors.

If you are using Lemonade, there isn't much difference if the mix is 1 to 3, or 2 to 2 or, 3 to 1 for most colors. The exception is pink lemonade and ice blue.

Orange and lemon-lime are surprisingly useful colors. The orange is great for dulling down color blends. If you need green tones, it is more economical to buy lemon-lime than dozens of packages of lemonade to add to the berry blue.

Strawberry, fruit punch and cherry are almost the same color. They are very strong colors.


Did you know you can add other food color to Kool-Aid for dyeing? Turns out there is enough citric acid when Kool-Aid is dissolved in 4 ounces of water to add icing gel or food color drops, and it will still bond.



No vinegar is needed, this drink mix will bond to animal fibers by itself.

Use the unsweetened soft drink mix, not pre-sweetened mixes.


Simple step-by-step instructions with photos of yarn dyed with each flavor.

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