Friday, October 21, 2011

How cool is this? Kool-Aid PlayDoh!!

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This is so cool – I don’t think I will ever go back to buying store bought stuff again! It was easy, cheap, I know all the ingredients in it, it has a great feel, and it smells awesome!!
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In medium saucepan put:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 TAB cream of tartar
  • 1 TAB oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package Kool-Aid (whatever color/smell you want)
October 2011 467Cook over medium heat, mixing constantly until it forms a ball. This is quick – 5 minutes tops. Put on parchment or wax paper to cool. Squish into ball. Perfect texture, great consistency, and smells GREAT! I made cherry red above.


22 comments:

  1. We love doing this too! I actually need to make a fresh batch soon!

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  2. NOPE! Does not discolor your hands! Stays fresh as long as I have had it....smells so good!

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  3. How very cool!!! :o) Thanks for the idea!!

    Chrystal R

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  4. I'm gonna give this a try, I made kool-aid playdough before but it was no bake and it was sooo sticky and yuck! I've had much better luck with cooked dough...and this is a similiar recipe to what I've used before (just not with the kool-aid) Here from Living Montessori Now...hope you'll stop by! http://www.chestnutgroveacademy.blogspot.com :D

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  5. Oooh I bet that smells LOVELY!!! :-)

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  6. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award http://chestnutgroveacademy.blogspot.com/2011/10/versatile-blogger-award.html#.TqRP_pviGU-

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  7. Kool-Aid playdough is a fabulous invention. I don't have any little ones around to make it for right now, but I'm definitely looking forward to making Kool-Aid playdough when I have grandkids! Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com

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  8. This is great and looks yummy! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

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  9. You can make it with pumpkin spice too for the holidays.

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  10. we just made pumpkin pie playdoh using a similar recipe, but instead of adding playdoh you add pumpkin pie mix from the can (I used about 3 times this recipe and 1/2 a can of pumpkin pie mix) it smells so good, great consistency and it fits a fall theme

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  11. Thanks for the tidbit on holiday playdoh - I'll have to try that!

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  12. MMmmm! We are scheduled to make the play dough for next month at preschool. I think I'm going make this recipe. Thanks!

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  13. I HAVE to try this! My kids will love it! Thank you so much for sharing this at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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  14. I agree - homemade playdoh is great, and it also keeps well.

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  15. Do you know how much this recipe makes? Can I just get cream of tartar at the grocery store? Thanks!

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  16. @Karabell
    It makes about 2 Playdough cans worth. You can find cream of tartar in the baking isle next to other spices. We just buy whatever is cheapest (usually the Target brand)

    Enjoy,
    Beth

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  17. This recipe ROCKS!!! I just made two batches and they turned out perfectly. Thank you so much!

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  18. This is kind of a dumb question but I don't want to assume because you know what assuming does....TAB means tablespoon correct?

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    1. no such thing as a dumb question =)

      TAB is Tablespoon.

      As a young person I always found Tab and teas too similar and was always afraid I'd mess up big time. So I make it very clear - TAB and teas

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  19. Thanks for sharing this, sounds great but what is Kool aid I'm in New Zealand. Thanks for all the neat things you make up or share, I'm a grandmother always looking for fun things to do with my grandchildren:-)
    Love
    Brenda

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