My tween’s summer boredom led to me googling easy tween projects. I found quite a few great ones but most needed quite a few things we didn’t have. Since I am working from home and trying to find ways for her to entertain herself so I can get my work done. I finally stumbled across this great recipe for DIY Kool -Aid lip gloss on Adventures in All Things Food. It met all the qualifiers of being able to be created by my daughter and her friends without the stove or knives or me being tied up in the kitchen. And the best part just 4 ingredients all of which I had at home.
And I love how simple this is and its natural, and what girl doesn’t love lipgloss? To start you need coconut oil, water, sugar and powdered Kool-Aid. We had two half packs left so we mixed them and it turned into a really pretty ruby red shade.
As you can see above the ruby red color is beautiful, while it looks very bright the gloss comes out very sheer on the lips. All the fun of gloss without too much color and great for girls of any age. Once you have your ingredients together, the gloss is as simple as these few steps.
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/2 package of Kool- Aid (Powdered)
- Water (enough to make a paste)
- 1tsp of sugar
Start by softening the coconut oil just 5 to 8 seconds in the microwave should be enough to soften it without turning it into a liquid. In a small bowl or cup pour the Kool-Aid powder and just enough water to form a paste. You want to start with just a bit and work up to make sure you don’t add too much water. Then whisk in the sugar, you might like a little more or less it takes the edge of f the bitterness of the unsweetened Kool-Aid. Once you have a nice paste add the coconut oil a bit at a time and mix until you have the desired color and texture.
Then once your gloss is made spoon it into your pots. I found some great little ones at the dollar store but you could also find pots at the craft store. The gloss will be softer since it has warmed from being mixed, it will be easy to scoop into the pots. Once they are done pop on the lids and throw them in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes to solidify your coconut oil base.
My daughter and her friends loved making gloss and are already brainstorming different flavor and color combos. This is such a great idea and would make fun gifts for your daughter to give friends.