Project – Kid’s Project/Homemade Kool-Aid Playdoh

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Homemade Playdoh

We had a very good time making homemade playdoh yesterday. The project is a perfect winter’s day craft. The total time was about 30 – 45 minutes. The children sifted the ingredients together into a medium sized plastic bowl. (flour, salt and packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid, recipe below) The next step was the addition of a tablespoon of oil and boiling water. (Must be done by an adult)

Oh my goodness does the playdoh smell good!

After all the ingredients were stirred together we set the dough outside in the cold garage for 5 – 10 minutes to rest and cool down. An adult transferred the dough into ziplock bags and the children pounded away for 5 – 10 minutes. Oh what FUN! The recipe makes about 2 cups of playdoh. The color is very vibrant.

We didn’t have good luck with yellow (lemonade) Kool-Aid. The addition of the packet did not produce much color in the dough so we added a packet of orange.

One drawback, the oil does transfer to the hands and working surface a bit. My grandson put the playdoh on top of his head to mimic a brain and the oil from the dough got into his hair. Make sure you protect all surfaces the children work and play on.

All in all, this project was a big success and quite a lot of FUN!

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Kool-Aid Playdoh Recipe

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1 packet unsweetened Kool-Aid

1 tbs oil

1 cup boiling water (must be poured and stirred in by adult)

Sift first three ingredients together into a medium sized bowl. Add water and oil and stir. Let rest in a cool place for 10 minutes or so. Place inside a ziplock bag, knead and pound until it is smooth and soft. Have fun with your Kool-Aid Playdoh

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