How to Make Lip Gloss from Kool-Aid Packets

Who is excited to sit down and do a little crafting with the kids? If you have teens in your house, they are going to love this! Kool-Aid Lip Gloss which is made from Kool-Aid packets. This is something different, yet super fun to do! Nothing is more fun than sitting around the table and making your own DIY lip gloss.

If you have Kool-Aid in the cabinet, then you’re good to start on this awesome project! And we have lots of fun ideas for crafts for kids!

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What is Lip Gloss Made Of?

I give you a comprehensive list of what is used in the Kool-Aid Lip Gloss tutorial. However, if you just want to know what you need to make your lip gloss, it’s made of simple ingredients. I’m using something as simple as coconut oil. I feel as though it’s an inexpensive way to make lip gloss.

You will also need some type of flavoring, like Kool-Aid. You may already have all of these ingredients right in your own home. Homemade lip gloss is something that everyone needs to make at least once in their lives. 

What Makes a Good Lip Gloss Base?

As I mentioned before, I am using coconut oil for this recipe, but other ingredients make a good lip gloss base. If you’re able to use castor oil, this is an ingredient that is said to give lip gloss a good shine. You will want to add mica and pigments to give it color. Here is a list of different kinds of butter that you can use as a lip gloss base to make this homemade lip balm.

  • Mango butter
  • Shea butter
  • Cocoa butter
  • Any butter blend

As long as you don’t have any reactions to a certain type of butter, you can play around with it to see what works best. You may be surprised as to what makes a good lip gloss base and what doesn’t.

Ingredients for Making Lip Gloss from Kool-Aid Packets

You can change up the ingredients you need for lip gloss, but I wanted to touch base on some of the ingredients I used for this recipe.

  • Coconut oil – If you know anything about coconut oil, you know how amazing of an ingredient it is. Coconut oil is a natural ingredient and is 100% fat, which means you can make this a solid or a liquid. If the coconut oil gets too hot, then it will melt. (You could substitute petroleum jelly if you don’t want to use coconut oil)
  • Sugar – A lot of times sugar is added to lip gloss. It helps give it a little bit of sweetness. I use it in my recipe for Kool-Aid Lip Gloss. You don’t need a ton, just enough to give it a bit of a sweet flavor. 

There are very basic ingredients needed for making lip gloss. I think you’ll find this tutorial super easy and fun!

Is Kool-Aid Powder a Good Ingredient for Lip Gloss?

When I was trying to put this lip gloss tutorial together, I wanted to choose something that would be simple. Most of my generation grew up on Kool-Aid and it was a super popular drink. We’d have it on hot summer days and it was budget-friendly. Hey, if it will make a good glass of juice, then I was positive it would help make an amazing lip gloss. I love the color the Kool-Aid gives off and it tastes great too! If you have little ones who enjoy eating their lip gloss, then this may be a good option for you. 

How can you use this Easy DIY Lip Gloss?

This fun craft project would be the perfect craft to do at a girl’s birthday party, to give away as a party favor from a party, and would also make a great gift idea for your family and friends. This great DIY Kool-Aid lip balm recipe is simple and requires very little time to complete.

What Do I Need to Make Kool-Aid Lip Gloss?

2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon coconut oil, divided and at room temperature

½ to one package Kool-Aid powder (there are many flavor options to make Koolaid lip gloss such as pink lemonade, tropical punch, or cherry)

1 teaspoon sugar

2 drops water

Lip balm containers – small container (you could also use a lip gloss tube)


Sweet Almond Oil

Olive Oil

Vitamin E oil

lip gloss base to make kool-aid lipgloss

How to Make Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

We are about to dive into how you make Kool-Aid Lip Gloss. If I can make this lip gloss then anyone can make it. It’s seriously so easy to do! With the right ingredients and following this step-by-step process, you’ll be making this lip gloss in no time.

coconut oil for lip gloss base

Place 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Stir until completely melted. Set aside.

mixing the kool-aid powder lipgloss base

In a small bowl, stir together the Kool-Aid powder and sugar. Add 2 to 3 drops of water just until the color is bright and a paste forms.

mixing kool-aid and coconut oil
mixing kool-aid and coconut oil

Mix the Kool-aid paste into the solid coconut oil. Mix until well blended. Add the liquid coconut oil a few drops at a time just until the lip gloss is thin enough to be squeezed into a dropper.

mixing the homemade lip gloss

Fill the lip gloss containers with the liquid lip gloss.

Using kool aid packets to make lip gloss

Allow lip gloss to solidify at room temperature or cover and place in the refrigerator. 

homemade lip gloss adding the koolaid lip gloss to the lip balm containers

 Making your own Kool-Aid lip gloss is the perfect craft project that only requires a few simple ingredients. Plus, it’s a great way to stay busy on a rainy day. Now that you know how to make your own custom-colored lip gloss at home with just a few simple ingredients, there is no limit as to what kind of creations you can come up with.

Whether given as gifts or kept for yourself, this easy lip gloss is sure to bring some creativity and color into your life! So grab some Kool-Aid packets and start creating this easy DIY Kool-Aid lip balm. Have fun!

Check out other fun craft ideas:

How to make Kool-Aid Lollipops

How to Make Koolaid Pie

How to Make Kool-aid

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Kool-Aid Packets Lip Gloss

Yield: 1 lip gloss
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $3.00

Did you know you can make your DIY lip gloss at home? With Kool-Aid packets, you can enjoy an easy DIY step-by-step process for a Kool-Aid lip gloss! This activity is perfect for teenagers or kids to bring out their creativity and keep them entertained. Grab your Kool-Aid and start crafting!


  • Coconut oil at room temperature
  • A pack of Kool-Aid, the flavor of your choice
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Optional ingredients are sweet almond oil, olive oil, and vitamin E oil.


  • Teaspoons and tablespoons
  • Bowls safe for microwaves
  • Mixing bowls
  • Dropper
  • 3g round lip gloss containers or gloss tubes


  1. Microwave a teaspoon of coconut oil in a heatproof bowl for 10 to 15 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir to dissolve the oil completely. Then, set it aside for now.
  2. Using a smaller bowl, mix the Kool-Aid powder and sugar. Add 2 to 3 drops of water to make a paste. You will know it's enough when it turns bright in color.
  3. Mix the two previous mixtures—the coconut and the Kool-Aid-sugar mix. Gradually add the coconut oil drop after drop to the Kool-Aid mix. Make sure it has enough consistency for a dropper.
  4. Squeeze in the lip gloss mixture and fill the lip gloss container using the dropper. Ensure you put enough so it does not spill when you cover the container.
  5. Let the lip gloss solidify. You can leave it at room temperature or put it inside the refrigerator while it is covered.

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