Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kool Aid Turns 85! 20 Kool Ideas

Did you know August is the 85th birthday of Kool-Aid? That little pouch filled with an amazing sweet treat for your drink. I would imagine it brings back childhood memories for many of you. What I did not realize, was the very interesting history of Kool-Aid. It is the story of hard work, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship of a young man. Edwin Perkins, the founder of Kool-Aid, grew up in a large hard working family in Nebraska. They whole family labored long hours on the farm just to survive in the 1890's. It was a historically tough time in our history, plagued by drought, heat and grasshopper invasions. The family eventually traded their farm for a general store and Edwin began working there. He became very intrigued by a product new to the market know as Jell-O. He was in awe of the "six delicious flavors." Edwin began making his mark on business through printing, the household product business, and eventually the pre-packaged food business. The whole family was involved in the preparation, packaging, and distribution of Kool-Aid which eventually became a household name. Read the whole story here.

In honor of Kool-Aid here are 20 amazing and fun projects and tricks for all of you Kool-Aid lovers.

                                                       Kool Aid Lip Gloss by Meet the Dubiens

Lemonade Kool-Aid as Dish washing Detergent

Kool Aid Popcorn by Tasty Kitchen

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Kool Aid Cupcakes by Kraft Recipes

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Kool Aid Pickles from

Kool Aid Slurpees by My World Made by Hand

 Kool Aid Pie by Mommy's Kitchen

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Kool Aid Kool Pops by

Kool Aid Kool-Eggs by Hey! Jen Renee

Kool Aid Rice by Teach Preschool

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Fried Kool Aid by ABC news

 Kool Aid Favor by The Craft Cave

Kool Aid Painting by Growing a Jeweled Rose

How to Dye Playsilks with Kool-Aid

Dye Fabric with Kool-Aid by Artful Parent

 Kool-Aid Wool by Hey! Jen Renee

Kool-Aid Marshmallows by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Kool Aid Jammer Purple and Blue Checkbook Wallet / Capri Sun

Kool Aid Wallet by Crazy Seamstress (

Kool-Aid Magic Potion by Mrs Happy Homemaker

Glow in the Dark Kool-Aid from Sit A Spell

Kool-Aid Jelly from Southern Chicks (

Thanks Edwin Perkins for your dedication to your dream of the sweet cool drink treat known as Kool-Aid. We love it!

Edwin Perkins

1 comment:

  1. These look like fun ideas to try with my kids! Thanks for compiling them!


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