Wednesday, July 06, 2011

From the Archives: Home made Kool-aid Play dough

Photo credit: Jek in the Box

When Kevin was little I made this play dough often, because it's so fun and inexpensive to create. Plus it smells fantastic! We found that the best kinds of Kool Aid to use were grape and orange. It doesn't leave a nasty salt residue on your hands, and is soft and pliable to work with. Keep it in the fridge in a zipped plastic bag, and you're good to go. The kids love helping to make it too, and it's so cheap and easy you'll be able to whip it up in no time. Add sparkles too, if you wish.

Sometimes I've made some, shaped it into balls, wrapped in cellophane, the tied ribbon around the top and gave as gifts.

I may not drink Kool Aid, but it sure makes great scented playdough.

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water

Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid in a medium sized pot. Add water and oil, stirring until it forms a dough. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes and when mixture forms a ball in pot, remove. It will be the consistency of mashed potatoes. Turn out onto a lightly floured counter and knead until smooth.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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