Kool Aid Play Dough

I love play dough.  At times, I am one of those moms that gets into play dough way more than my kids do.  There is something so enjoyable about sculpting and twisting dough into shapes.  It must be the creativity in me.  There are tons of recipes online for play dough but I love the one that uses Kool-Aid the most because it smells so good and naturally colors the dough without needing to add food coloring.  There is something awesome about smelling like a grape popsicle when you are done playing with it.

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I have tweaked this recipe over the years to suit my liking

  • 1 1/2 cups flour

  • 1/4 cup salt

  • 2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid mix (you can use one but I like the darker color and sweeter smell of using 2 packages)

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil

  • 1. Mix flour, salt and Kool-Aid well in a large bowl.

    2. Add boiling water and oil and then mix with a wooden spoon until it sticks together. 

    3.  When cooled and you can handle the dough mix the rest by hand blending all the color in so it is a nice even color


    I store it in air tight ziploc containers. It usually keeps for about 3 months before becoming funky.

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    Note:  This recipe does not stain your hands like Kool-Aid normally stains your lips
    Winking smile

    Check out my friend Laurie from Tip Junkie’s Play dough Roundup for more recipes to try.

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