Friday, 22 February 2013

30 Second Kool-Aid Play Dough

Lady & Bug are really into play dough. Maybe we'll call it obsessed.

Pee-dow (as they call it) is not exactly a cheap thing to buy when you have 2 year olds who mix the colours together and get really upset about it. To avoid the tears I need a fresh supply on hand almost every day. They also like to eat it - seriously, how can they think play dough taste good? I'm not really excited about them eating the stuff from the store so I've been trying recipes.

After fiddling with several recipes, I finally came up with a recipe that's super easy, smells great, and stands up to my kids.

30 Second Kool-Aid Play Dough

1/2 cup flour (225 ml)
1/4 cup salt (59 ml)
1 tsp Cream of Tartar (5 ml)
1/2 Tbsp Oil (7.5 ml)
1/2 cup boiling water (125 ml)
1 package Kool-Aid (we used Cherry, Orange, Lemonade, Lime, Ice Blue, & Grape)

Fill the kettle and boil some water. Mix the dry ingredients together.

Combine the oil, water and Kool-Aid together in a measuring cup and pour into the dry ingredients slowly.

Mix well and let cool. 30 seconds, that's it!

Once mixture has cooled, knead the dough until becomes smooth and soft, use more flour if needed to make the dough the right consistency.

This recipe can easily be doubled or quadrupled if you want a lot, but I like the smaller recipe so I can make many different colours. The Grape is my favourite! Bug tells me that the blue one smells funny.

Now I need to learn to make cool shapes out of play dough.


  1. Been enjoying your blog. I must make some of that playdough. Gives them another activity at Nana's to do.

    1. Thanks! They will love play dough at nana's.

  2. I bought a bucket of play dough cutters and shapers at Toys R Us for Julia - she loves it. There's a squeezer thing that you can make spaghetti, long flat ribbons etc. as well as cookie cutters and rolling pins.

    1. Great idea Bev, I'm gonna go find some tomorrow!