I can’t tell you how many little tubs of Play-doh I have bought at the store! AND, they usually only last for one sessions of playing. It ends up in little pieces all over the floor, dried up, eaten, and/or squished all together with other colors (and then none of the kids like them anymore.) So, I thought it more economical to find a fun recipe and start making my own, from now on. A Kool-Aid play dough recipe caught my eye.
You will need: flour, salt, 2 packs of Kool-Aid, Cream of Tartar, boiling water, oil, and at least one child.
Mix together all the dry ingredients: 2 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 packages Kool-Aid, and 1 tsp. cream of tartar.
Then pour in the 2 cups boiling water and 3 TBS. oil. Knead all together. It looks kinda nasty, dry, and crumbly at first, but it quickly works together.
Each recipe makes one hefty-mama dough ball, in one color. I made two at a time…two bowls of dry ingredients, two pots of boiling water. Dump, dump, knead, knead…done. It literally took 5 minutes. And, let me just say…this Kool-Aid stuff smells waaaaaay better than regular play-doh. That matters.
Kool-Aid Play Dough
- 2½ cups flour
- ½ cup salt
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 2 pkg. Kool-Aid
- 2 cups boiling water
- 3 TBS. oil
- Mix together flour, salt, cream of tartar, and Kool-Aid in a bowl.
- Pour in the boiling water and oil.
- Mix and then knead until done.