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Kool-Aid Playdough

Looking for a new indoor activity to do with your toddler/preschooler to beat the heat?

Look no further……..

I’ve got a simple homemade playdough recipe for you that smells amazing and has endless possibilities of ways to keep your child entertained.

My mom made this playdough recipe for me when I was a kid so it is tried and true.  She always put food coloring in it but I put a little twist to the recipe and put Kool-Aid in it instead which is what makes it smell so good.  I’ve always preferred homemade playdough over store-bought playdough because it doesn’t seem to dry out and get crumbly and it lasts way longer!

IMG_6364Here’s what you will need…

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½  cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 pkgs of Kool-Aid

Here’s how to make it…

  1. Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Combine the water and the oil and slowly pour into the flour mixture, stirring constantly and cook over medium heat.
  3. Cook and stir until it forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan (about 3 minutes).  Turn out onto wax paper and let it cool.
  4. After it cools, separate the playdough into two separate balls.
  5. Flatten the balls and pour a pack of Kool-Aid on each one.
  6. Knead until all the Kool-Aid is mixed in and the color is even.
  7. Store each color ball in a separate zip-loc bag.

I love playdough because the activities you can do with it are endless. We had a ball this afternoon playing with our “Mixed Berry Playdough!”

My son’s favorite activity is to spell all the names of our family members.

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We also love making “cupcakes” and putting candles on them.  We started with one candle and went all the way up to ten.

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If you enjoy doing DIY with your children, make sure to check out these other great Dallas Moms Blog kid-friendly crafts and activities here:

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