Monday, July 5, 2010

Kool-Aid Playdough

Kool-Aid Playdough is a classic. It is soft, bright in color, and smells good too!

Here is the recipe:
Kool-Aid Playdough
1 cup flour
2 TBSP cream of tartar
1/4 cup salt
2 pkgs. of sugar free Kool-Aid (use the same flavor/color for each color you make)
1 cup water
1 TBSP oil
1. In a saucepan combine everything but the oil.
Stir well.
2. Stir in oil.
3.Move saucepan to stovetop and cook for 3-5 minutes on medium heat. Stir well the entire time.
4. When a soft ball starts to form, turn off the heat and remove the pan. The playdough will be HOT, so be careful.
5. Remove the ball of dough from the pan and let cool for a second.
6. Knead well until soft.
7. Store in an airtight container or a ziplock bag.
This takes about 10 minutes to make for each color. I make my kids use place mats on the table when they are doing playdough, or markers, or something messy. It makes less mess for me to clean up and keeps it contained in a specific area- mostly on the place mat.

Now do your exercise, laundry, cleaning, crafting/sewing, while your kids have a few hours of fun!

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Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

This is fantastic! Ash is a little young but I'm definitely bookmarking this for future use!! Thanks for sharing!

Cami said...

Fun idea to use koolaid!

Amber Omer said...

Great idea to use koolaid and make it smell good. I think playdough is pretty stinky. You're such a great Mom...doing all these fun things with your boys!

Joe and Heidi said...

i made this with my 2 year old today for activity time and she loved it!!! thanks so much for sharing!

Melissa said...

Wondering if it has to be sugar free koolaid? I'm going to give it a try and see if it works.

Angela said...

Love this! I'm going to try this with my girls today! :)

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