When I was a kid I used to make Kool-Aid play dough with my siblings. I was the oldest and took care of them when my mom couldn’t so I had to come up with fun things that I could do with stuff we had on hand. In school we learned how to make play dough so I came home and added Kool-Aid to make fun colored play dough. It is so simple and the kids love being part of making it.
First, you will need to invite a friend and her kids over to come have fun with you!!
You will need: (This recipe is for one ball of play dough, for our play date today I used 4 times this recipe so every kid would have enough)
1 1/2 – 2 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon oil
1 package of Kool-Aid
Step 1: boil water before hand, then add the oil and the package of kool-Aid so it will dissolve. Since I was doing 4 times the amount I put 1 cup of water in to four bowls then used 4 different colors of kool-aid. like this…
Step 2: Put 1 1/2 cups of flour and all of the salt into a bowl…
Step 3: After it has cooled a little bit, add the water mixture to the dry mixture and hand the bowl to a kid to stir.
Step 4: You may or may not need this step depending on the humidity in your area, if the mixture is still very gooey add 1/4 cup of flour at a time until it looks like the 2nd picture below.
Step 5: When the dough is formed, hand it off to the kids and let them have fun!
Step 6: When they are done playing with it, store each color in a separate airtight container. They should keep 2-3 months.
**Remember to add the oil in step 1! I don’t know why it makes a difference but it does.
I hope you all have fun making play dough with your little ones. Thanks Lori for having me as a guest on your site!
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