Lately, my oldest son Benjamin who is 3 has been on a playdoh kick! Each afternoon we get out the playdoh when my youngest, Alexander, takes a nap. Alex likes to eat playdoh (he's a year and a half) so that's why we wait until he's napping- plus it gives Ben and I some one on one time together.
Today I decided to try making my own playdoh with a recipe I found online. The recipe calls for Kool-Aid to color the dough and also creates an awesome scent! The first batch I used grape Kool-Aid, but the recipe just didn't turn out well! I followed it exactly, but it was too sticky and messy! I even tried to fix it by adding flour, but that didn't help so I had to throw it out!
I was determined to find a recipe that worked so I found this one and was able to make two successful batches! For the green color I used regular Lemon Lime Kool-Aid and for the wonderful blue color I used Berry Blue Kool-Aid Twists. I am dying to use orange Kool-Aid for Halloween, but my Walmart was sold out of it! Oh well, maybe next time.
Here is the recipe that worked for me:
Kool-Aid Playdoh Recipe
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2- (.22 oz) packets of your favorite color of Kool-Aid
1 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
3 Tbsp cooking oil
1 1/4 cup very hot water
Boil 3/4 of a cup of water. Mix dry ingredients. Add oil. Add the 1 1/4 cup of very hot water. Mix until dough peels away from sides or is cool enough to knead by hand. This keeps for a few months in a Ziploc if you put it away immediately after playing.
**Note: When you make this dough you will find that it is very floury. This is ok, once you knead it by hand it all mixes together.
Also, I bought disposable containers to store my dough in. This batch fits into a 3 1/2 cup round "takealong" container with just a little leftover....so it's a pretty big batch. Enjoy and HAPPY CREATING!