In my previous life I had really fun learning and literacy centers – little did I know, some of those “kool” tools would come in handy in my now, current, mommy life. I’ve been pulling from that stash of ideas since Hugs was born….today’s rain called for something from my past life.We made Kool-Aid Playdough. This recipe rocks. Seriously. Earlier this week we did the whole edible peanut butter playdough thing,(apparently we are on a playdough kick) but nothing beats brightly colored, deliciously smelling homemade playdough with Kool-Aid. It is smooth and doesn’t leave a residue on your hands as homemade often does. It also is the perfect portion to use one pack of mix, not 2, as some call for.Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened Kool Aid mix
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water
Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool Aid in a medium pan. Add the water and oil. Stir over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes. Remove the mixture when it forms a ball. Knead it until it’s smooth. Let cool and store in an airtight container OR have fun playing!!! Repeat for each color of play dough you want to make.
The fact that is smells incredibly good is a total inspiration in the make believe world of playdough food creations as well. If you get a chance, have these simple ingredients on hand, and want some instant measuring, mixing, creative learning….then this activity is for you!*Recipe compliments of Mama Jenn’s site…a favorite of mine! Hyperlink on recipe.