Monday, February 16, 2009

Simply Made ~ Kool Aid Playdoh

Sweetpea (age 39 mos) loves playing with play-doh. Sometimes I buy it, but I prefer making it with this kool-aid playdoh recipe. It is really easy to make, and lasts for quite awhile if stored properly. Just give the kids this playdoh, some cookie cutters, a rolling pin, and you have hours of fun. One other helpful tip: if your kids happen to get it wet just knead some more flour into it. I did this last week when my son tried to make a lake. This recipe came from: DLTK

Kool-Aid Playdough

• 1 1/4 cup flour
• 1/4 cup salt
• 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-aid (just the dry koolaid, don't mix it into juice)
• 1 cup boiling water
• 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1. In a bowl, mix flour, salt and kool-aid.
2. Stir in water and oil
3. Knead with hands for about 5 minutes.
4. Store in ziploc bag for up to 2 months.
5. Use like playdough.
6. Smells wonderful and takes on the color of the koolaid.

This Crafty Corner post was written by Abbie, you can visit her at her blog, Second Star to the Right and Straight on Till Morning. Thanks Abbie for sharing this great craft idea!


pucktricks said...

Does it leave color on their hands after they're done playing with it?

chubbycheeks said...

Not that I've noticed. They might want to wash their hands after playing. It is a little stickier than regular playdoh. You can always knead in more flour if it is too sticky :)

LadyJ said...

Smells good and the colors are so pretty. My kids love this playdough