If you read Monday’s post (So Many Ways to Play with Playdough) or Tuesday’s post (Playdough in Play Therapy) you might have noticed that we took the Playdough Pledge this week.
It’s an online playdate hosted by Nurturestore, The Imagination Tree, and Sun Hats and Wellie Boots to try something different while playing with playdough with your kids this week! I had always wanted to make Kool-Aid playdough … so this gave me the perfect motivation to try it. I started off from the original source of my motivation … Microwave Kool Aid Playdough from The Chocolate Muffin Tree … and took it from there!
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 packet of Kool-Aid
Mix all the ingredients in a large sauce pan. Use medium to low heat on the stove to heat the mixture. Stir until very well blended. The mixture will become a more “solid” (like playdough!) consistency when ready to be removed from the stove. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool (although kneading it while it’s still a bit warm feels amazingly good on arthritic hands!) knead the dough for a smooth consistency.
I like this method because the kids really like to help me use the stove and the stove method seems to help get the playdough the right consistency and not too sticky. The recipe is simple and quick to make … also perfect when little hands are helping!
Well, the hard work and fun paid off …
They all came out great and still have a bit of the scent to them … but the Grape especially is very fragrant. It makes me think I’m playing with a big hunk of grape bubble gum!
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.