I want to share a great recipe on how to make playdough using Kool-Aid. It’s very easy to make and there’s no cooking involved so kids can do this themselves if there’s a microwave to boil some water.
Ingredients for Kool-Aid Playdough
- 1-2 packets Kool-Aid
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup boiling water
In a large bowl add all dry ingredients and mix well (salt, flour, cream of tartar, Kool-Aid). Add the oil and boiling water to the mixture and mix this with a large spoon until it becomes very firm. It should be cool enough to handle after a few minutes of stirring. Lay out some wax paper and flour for the last step. Use your hands and roll it in some more flour if it feels too sticky.
The Kool-Aid makes the playdough recipe smell really good (like taffy) but it probably doesn’t taste very good lol! Since it has salt in the recipe, be sure to wash hands and use some lotion to prevent dryness. It will last for a long time if refrigerated in a plastic bag. For a ton of great playdough recipes checkout playdoughrecipe.org.