Monday, January 12, 2009

No Fail Kool-aid Play dough

I hate crumbly messy play-dough. It ends up all over the floor and all over the back of my daughters pants by the time we're done. I love that my daughter will play with it for hours, but I hate the mess.

This recipe is the perfect solution.

No-Fail Kool-aid Play Dough
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 packages unsweetened Kool-aid
3 Tablespoons oil
2 cups boiling water

Mix dry ingredients. Form well in center and pour in oil. Quickly stir in two cups water. Will be sticky at this stage. Allow to set in a lump until cool to touch. Kneed well until soft and smooth. Store in tupperware in refrigerator. (This recipe makes a lot. I usually half it.)
This play dough stays nice and moist and doesn't leave behind all those messy crumbs that the store bought kind does. It's fun for kids to pick the color and scent they want with their choice of kool-aid.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh... I'll have to try this one too... I've been avoiding play-dough for that very reason! (and I bet it smells good too!)