>> Sunday, August 28, 2011
I've been wanting to make Kool-Aid playdough for quite awhile. I could only imagine how good it smells! So yesterday, I finally pulled out the Kool-Aid packets I've been hoarding and only after one trip to the grocery store because I ran out of salt, we had a rainbow-array of playdough!
And it's so easy to make!
What you need:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbs. cream of tartar
1 packet unsweetened Kool-Aid
1 Tbs. oil
1 cup water
In a medium sauce pan, mix your dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar, Kool-Aid)
Then add your liquid ingredients and stir. (Side note: I used the lemonade mix for yellow and ended up having to add some yellow food coloring to brighten it up a bit.)
Continue to stir over medium heat until dough starts to form a ball
Once you get the ball, dump onto a clean surface and let cool for a minute or two. (While cooling, make sure you dance around the kitchen singing "Playdough! Playdough!" This is a very important, key step in making sure your playdough turns out suitable for little hands!)
Once cooled, knead a few times to make smooth. (Sorry, didn't get any pictures of this process. But I think you get the gist of it!) Once smooth, take a big sniff and swoon over how good this playdough really smells!
I picked up some tupperware containers at the Dollar Tree and they fit perfectly!
And play!!! What I love about this recipe is that it makes very soft playdough......very easy for little hands to squish and manipulate!