Kool-Aid Play Dough

"I used to make this for my daughters when they were little. It's non-toxic and the gunk washes out easily. Adults have just as much fun, if not more."
 
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Ready In:
10mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
1 batch dough
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ingredients

  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 12 cup salt
  • 2 (4 g) packages unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons oil
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directions

  • Mix flour, salt, Kool-Aid until blended.
  • Add oil to boiling water, mix with spoon until cool enough to knead.
  • Continue kneading until color is blended.
  • Store in air tight bag or container in the refrigerator.

Questions & Replies

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  1. leah l.
    How long will it last before it goes bad? I would like to make a bunch for my nieces and nephews as a Christmas gift this year. Thanks for your help!
     
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Reviews

  1. Sharlene~W
    I used this recipe for years when I taught pre-school, with one addition--add 4 teaspoons cream of tartar with the other dry ingredients. Excellent texture--better than store-bought and the kids love the smell from the kool-aid.
     
  2. nnreq
    It was a yucky, cold, rainy day today and my three year old was driving me crazy. I pulled out this recipe and made it with her. This is so easy and my daughter had much more fun playing with this. Not to mention this smells sooo much better. My daughter already wants to make another batch. I need to keep this recope handy, it's a life saver. Thanks
     
  3. Robin W
    What a lifesaver! My kids love to play with playdough but I can't stand the smell. This was fun to make and even made the house smell good. Thanks so much!!!
     
  4. Laura in Texas
    This is a great recipe! I whipped this up in my Kitchen Aid mixer in no time flat. It wasn't until it cooled down that it had the consistency of the play-do we grew up with. This is alot more fun than using food coloring. Thanks so much...
     
  5. cuisinebymae
    Absolutely fabulous! My two boys love playing with it. (They are 3 and 1 1/2). Easy to make and inexpensive. Much better texture and odour than that store-bought stuff.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Kathy P.
    If you use 1 T of alum instead of cream of tartar and use baby oil instead of cooking oil, the dough lasts a long time and has a wonderful texture. I used it in my preschool for years.
     

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