Summertime is a great time for tweens and teens to try out new looks. My daughter and her friends had a blast dip dying their hair with Kool Aid and taking pictures with Kool Aid Man via the Kraft Foods Photo Booth App.
Here’s a short video and full instructions for dying hair & taking fun pics with the Kool Aid dude are below.
To take pictures with the Kool Aid Man (and a few other popular Kraft “characters” like Mr Peanut and the Oreo Guy – check out the Kraft Foods Photo Booth housed on the GoldRun platform. The GoldRun app is available on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2, 3, 3G, and all standard Android devices. With it you can take fun pictures like the ones in my video and this post. Go to the iTunes or Android App Store and download the FREE app GoldRun, LLC. Login to the app via your Facebook or Twitter account & share your pictures.
To Kool Aid dip dye your hair you need two packets of the unsweetened Kool Aid. Go for the brights! Blue Raspberry and Strawberry produced eye popping results here. It’s fairly simple to do, but because you will be working with boiling liquid I recommend some adult supervision. Boil two cups of water and add the two packets, stirring carefully. Pour the liquid into a mug and dip the ends of your hair into the mug. If you have very long hair, it is a good idea to put it in a ponytail first. Leave hair in Kool Aid for up to 10 minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture and allow hair to dry completely before flat ironing to set the color.
This is a very messy activity and you might want to do the dipping outside. Wear old clothes and have an old towel on hand. The dye stains clothing too!
Color will last from 3 to 6 weeks. Lemon juice and Prell shampoo speed the removal process.
Disclosure: Kraft Foods has provided an iPad 3 at no cost to me, in order to facilitate my use and sharing of their Photobooth App.