Thursday, October 18, 2012

This one is for the kids...

I am always looking for something fun and creative to do with my kids...  They love to create, color, paint, anything artsy really... So play doh is a must have at our house.  The most frustrating part of play doh for me is opening the container to find it hard as a rock.  Then you scramble to find a replacement or something else to do.  As a kid we always made home made play doh, a flour and salt based dough that was just as good as the store bought stuff minus the chemicals they add to preserve it.  When I came across this recipe, I knew I had to try it out!  

Kool-aid Dough
The kool-aid packet gives it a vibrant color as well as a very pleasing scent.  There is no sugar in it, so for those who choose to take a taste (totally safe to do it) they won't be too impressed and want to continue.  I whipped up three batches for a playdate we're having after school today and I have to admit... I am super excited to have the kids come over and try it out :)  I think I will join them too.

So here's the recipe, make sure to keep this one stashed away in your arsenal for a rainy day..

Kool-aid Dough
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1 packet Kool-aid unsweetened drink mix
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 tablespoons oil
extra flour for kneading
airtight containers (I use Ziploc freezer bags)

Mix the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.  Add boiling water and oil; stir with a fork until cooled, then mix with hands until well combined.  Knead until no longer sticky, adding additional flour 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency.  Store in the refrigerator.


  1. I forgot to tell how much I liked this when the girls brought it home. It was so soft! And, of course, smelled good.

  2. I forgot to tell you how awesome this was! I love how soft it was and it smelled good too.


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