Kool-Aid Play Doh

Posted on: August 6th, 2011 by Kay Swatkowski

Source: infarrantlycreative.net via Heather on Pinterest

I love play doh!  Especially this Kool Aid version shared by Becky on Pinterest.

Using all the traditional ingredients of play doh: flour, salt, water and oil, she dresses it up with packages of non-sweetened kool aid.
Please be sure to go to Becky’s site   ( http://tinyurl.com/3jwau3k)   to see this great recipe, plus to get suggestions on storage
This Kool-Aid recipe is not only the right consistency, but it looks and smells great.  This is a recipe grandma can make before the kids come, or it can be a kitchen project for older kids.
Becky recommends using the deepest colors of Kool-Aid to get the best effect.

This young mom has pictures of kids having a great time with their fresh play doh.  It is an outstanding site if you are looking for craft ideas.

Here is the recipe I used from InfarrantlyCreative.com as submitted:

1 1/4 cups flour

1/4 cup of salt

2 pkgs of unsweetened kool aid

1 cup boiling water

1 1/2 Tbs oil

We will be making this for sure this week.  And, I am going to be teaching our 15 year old grandaughter how to make this for the two little kids cares for a couple of times as a week.




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4 Responses

  1. What a fantastic idea! thanks for sharing. Will go check out Becky’s site.

  2. Margie Mijares says:

    I have made Play Doh before but not with kool aid…Do you wear gloves to mix it?? kool aid is one of the hardest stains to remove. My sons ruined our carpet with it years ago! It looks great and I’ll bet it does smell good..I’m just a little concerned about staining. Thanks!!!

    • Kay says:

      Margie—I’m with you!! Gloves would probably be a great idea. I remember our kids staining our carept with the tropical punch flavor. It never came up.
      I do think once it is incorporated into the other ingredients–perhaps little fingers might get a little pink–but I don’t imagine it is a staining problem. I think I’ll experiment today!

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