Here you have it, a super easy homemade Kool-Aid Play dough. With just a few ingredients found in your pantry, you can whip up this super fun play dough that will entertain the kiddos for hours.
Kool-Aid Play Dough
My big kids were huge fans of playdough when they were growing up. Jonathan had to be introduced to the fun stuff. I knew play dough would be great for his sensory issues. Making homemade play dough is so super simple. You can find many different recipes available online. The Kool-Aid recipe has always been one of my favorites.
Play dough always makes for a perfect rainy day activity for the kids. During the cold winter months, it will be a life saver for us parents. When the other kids were little, I would set all of them at the table with their play dough to keep them occupied while I was cooking dinner. It was most always kept them busy and made dinner prep so much easier.
Kool-Aid really makes for some really fun colors for your dough. So much easier than using food coloring. There are so many different flavors of Kool-Aid available that will allow you to make every color of the rainbow.
My little guy was a bit hesitant to play with his new dough I made for him. He always takes a bit of time getting use to new toys or activities. We quite often have to bring in his new toy and let it sit in the corner for a few days before he will explore.
The only ingredients needed to make your own homemade Kool-Aid Play Dough are flour, cream of tarter, vegetable oil, salt, and Kool-Aid. This recipe is so quick and easy. Your arm will get a workout when mixing so be sure to be ready to stir, stir, stir.
(for each color)
1 cup Flour
1/2 cup Salt
1 envelope Kool-Aid
2 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium pan.
Stir in oil and water.
Stir and cook over medium heat until mixture forms a ball.
Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.
Cookie cutters are a great accessory to add to your play dough activity. I purchased some letter cutters for my little guy because he has a huge fascination with letters. You could also check your baking drawer for any cutters that maybe you never really use. A rolling pin is great too! If you do not have one on hand you can always allow the kids to roll their dough with a plastic cup.
What activities do you plan for cold and rainy days?
- 1 cup Flour
- 1/2 cup Salt
- 1 envelope Kool-Aid
- 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium pan.
- Stir in oil and water.
- Stir and cook over medium heat until mixture forms a ball.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.