Disclaimer – please try this craft at your own risk. I had absolutely no trouble making this, but so many of my readers who have tried it have not had success. I don’t like anyone wasting their time or money on crafts and I understand how frustrating that can be. Please know if you try this out, it may or may not work for you. I really can’t figure out why it has worked for some and not for others.
UPDATE: I think some of my fabulous readers figured out the secret. Here’s a couple of their comments and hopefully you too will have success!
Jenelle posted – I’ve figured it out!!!!! The kool-aid disolving problem is a result of the liquid being way too hot. When you heat (whether over the stove like I did, or in the microwave as others have suggested), wait for it to cool until it’s almost getting solid again. Kool-aid cooks when its too hot – it must be just barely warm, luke warm, or cool to disolve properly. I found this out by mistake, as my first batch did not work. The second, I realized the scientific issue and waited for my melted jelly to nearly cool again before mixing in the kool-aid – and wa-la – lip gloss. Please pass this along. I truly am certain this is the key and the major caveat that should be included in this recipe.
Kimberlyann posted – Hey there, I made a batch tonight with great success. I think the secret is … stirring! I used Wal*Mart brand Kool-Aid and Vaseline and I only ended up microwaving the jelly for a total of five minutes. Between each 30 burst I stirred and stirred, and when it just began to get hot, I stirred until it liquified. Then, I left it to cool for a few minutes (it was room temperature, but still liquid) before stirring in the Kool-Aid. Thanks so much for the idea, and thanks to the other commenters for the tips!
Thank-you so much for the tips ladies!!
Chapped lips are in full swing at my house this time of year, so Kirsten and I decided to make our own lip gloss. We made them just in time for Valentine’s day too, so we can give some away to our special friends. I bought small lip gloss containers and made up some labels using my stellar graphic design skills – lol! They aren’t anything fancy, but I’ll share them here in case anyone else wants to make some of these. This is really easy using only 2 ingredients – vaseline and kool-aid. We used cherry and strawberry kool-aid and they turned out fantastic. This was a lot of fun, is great for their lips, and tastes pretty good too. The cherry flavour even has a little tint to it. I’ve been using it myself! Here’s how we made them:
What you’ll need:
1 tub petroleum jelly (vaseline)
1 pkg of kool-aid drink crystals – whatever flavour you want, or you can make a few
lip gloss containers
labels printed out on sticker paper
scissors or 1 inch paper punch
1. put about 1 cup vaseline in a microwave safe bowl
2. heat the vaseline in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each heating. It took me about 7-8 minutes to melt each batch of vaseline. It will be liquid when it is fully melted. It will be very hot! Make sure you wear gloves or oven mitts and make sure children are being supervised.
3. take out of microwave and stir in kool-aid drink crystals until desired colour is reached – I used the whole package for each batch. Stir until the crystals are completely dissolved.
4. if starting to solidify you can heat again for another 30 seconds – skip this step if it is still liquidy
5. pour into your lip gloss containers and leave to solidify – a couple hours
6. repeat this whole process if making more flavours
7. print out labels on sticker paper
8. using either a 1 inch punch, or scissors, cut out the circle labels and attach to your lip gloss container
9. give to all your favourite people, but remember to save a few for yourself too!
Kirsten trying out her new lipgloss! Love her little kissy face.
Here’s what the labels look like:
Click here to download your free lip gloss labels
If the lip gloss containers that I used above are sold out (as they sometimes tend to be), here are some other options you can use: