Spring has sprung a little early in our area and we’ve been celebrating this amazing-smelling rainbow playdough. To make it, simply add a packet of Kool-Aid to our delightfully squishy One-Pot Playdough Recipe. Voila! You have Kool-Aid playdough!
I’ve tried a few Kool-Aid playdough recipes before and they all came out a little off – either too hard, dry or tough. But believe me, this recipe will not disappoint!!
Scented Kool-Aid Playdough
To make this Kool-Aid playdough you’ll have to repeat the recipe for each color. It’s a bit of work but, according to my kids, it’s well worth it. Simply add all the ingredients (below) to a pot, mix it until all the lumps are gone, then head to the stove.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of water
- 1 Kool-Aid unsweetened drink mix packet (pink lemonade, cherry, orange, lemonade, green apple, blue raspberry and grape)
I heat the playdough over low heat, stirring constantly, until the dough thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pot. Then, I turn off the heat and allow the playdough to cool a little in the pot. The dough should still be a little sticky.
After several minutes, I dump the still-tacky dough onto a clean counter and knead it until smooth and no longer sticky. Be very careful not to overcook your dough, as it will cause your dough to be quite firm.
Kool-Aid Playdough Play
Spring is definitely around the corner as we’ve noticed lots of birds gathering nesting material around our house. With this in mind, I set up a tray with everything my kiddos would need to make their own avian creations. I used craft foam from the dollar store to cut little beaks, pipe cleaners for feet, black beads for eyes, craft feathers for wings and tails and grabbed a garlic press for to make nesting material.
A couldn’t wait to start creating and quickly got busy rolling balls and adding all the part to make some ridiculously cute chicks. Then, she gave her hands a good workout by using the garlic press to make nesting material for each of the dozen chickies.
She continued playing for nearly an hour, making up a pretty fantastic story that included a small ostracized chick, a hen lost at sea and a heroic sea-faring rooster. What will your kiddos come up with playing with this amazing scented Kool-Aid playdough?
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