How to Make Lipgloss With Kool Aid

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    The sweet and tangy flavor of your favorite Kool-Aid mix can be enjoyed without the ring around your lips. Save a few pennies and make your own berry, cherry, grape or lime lip gloss with a packet of the powdered drink mix and a few other supplies. These lip glosses are fun afternoon projects. Wrap a set of three in a tulle bag, tie it with a ribbon and you have a clever party favor or stocking stuffer.

    Things You'll Need

    • Kool-Aid
    • Lip gloss pots
    • Small bowl
    • Spoon
    • Petroleum jelly
    • Microwave

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    Get a pre-sweetened Kool-Aid of your chosen color and flavor, small glass lip gloss pots, petroleum jelly, a spoon and a small, microwaveable bowl.

    Put as much petroleum jelly as you want into the small bowl. The amount of petroleum jelly you use will be the amount of lip gloss you make.

    Microwave the petroleum jelly until it melts and becomes gooey, but doesn't boil. Remove the petroleum jelly when it's warm and stir to evenly distribute the heat and get rid of clumping. Put the petroleum jelly back into the microwave for 20 seconds, remove it and then stir again.

    Tear open a packet of Kool-Aid and sprinkle it into the bowl of petroleum jelly while stirring the Kool-Aid into it. Sprinkle as much Kool Aid as you want into the petroleum jelly while keeping in mind that more Kool Aid means a darker lip gloss tint.

    Pour the lip gloss into the lip gloss pots once you have achieved the desired tint and consistency. Refrigerate them for about 45 minutes before using.

    • Vegetable shortening may be substituted for the petroleum jelly as a healthier alternative. However, shortening-based lip gloss will only keep for about three days. Using petroleum jelly will increase the wearability of the lip gloss.
    • Add an extra decoration to your lip gloss by incorporating cake sparkles or glitter into the mix.
    • You may substitute a small, airtight container for lip gloss pots.
    • The petroleum jelly must be warm while you are incorporating the Kool-Aid into it so that the Kool-Aid dissolves.