Monday, April 19, 2010

Kool-Aid Play Dough

I've always wanted to make homemade play dough, but somehow it has always just been easier to buy it. That is, until I finally got around to making some - - now I definitely believe it is easier (and more fun) to make our own. I'd heard about "Kool-Aid play dough", so when Griffin and I were grocery shopping last week, we bought some Kool-Aid and waited for inspiration to strike this morning.
All you will need is:

~ 1 cup flour

~1/4 cup salt

~2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

~1 Tbsp. cream of tartar

~1 packet of Kool-Aid

Measure all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir together with a wire whisk. Add vegetable oil, and then slowly add 1/2 cup warm water. Stir together until dough forms. If too sticky, add more flour (I ended up adding about 1/4 cup more flour).

Not only is the texture of this play dough fabulous, but it smells soooo good! We will definitely be making this again and again.


Kate said...

I'm going to guess that he took a bite of it to see if it tasted as good as it smelled?

Cheryl said...

I too wondered if Griffin "taste-tested" the play dough? What a simple receipe indeed. Maybe I'll make some for myself!

Heather said...

Believe it or not, he did not eat any of it. He did keep saying, "Take a whip of this!" (his way of saying 'take a whiff'). I ran out of cream of tartar so we didn't make any more...must remember to buy some more this week.

Jenn said...

My Mom (ever clever crafter that she is) made some for stays soft for a really long time. I didn't hear of the Kool Aid part though...I will try that next time!

Joy said...

Does it stain hands?

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