August 8, 2023
Scented Kool Aid Watermelon Playdough – Summer Activity for Kids

Scented Kool Aid Watermelon Playdough – Summer Activity for Kids

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Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this amazing, scented watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this kool aid play dough recipe as a fun summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this amazing, scented watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this kool aid play dough recipe as a fun summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.

Watermelon Playdough

Our family loves whipping up batches of diy play dough! Not only is it fun-to-play-with, but it is great for strengthening little hand muclesp muscles they will need to start writing! So when we were planning watermelon activities for our upcoming preschool watermelon theme I just knew we had to add a fun watermelon play doh recipe to our week. Perhaps you are planning watermelon activities for preschoolers to go along with a letter of the week W is for watermelon, or summer activity, or just a rainy day watermelon activity for kids. No matter the reason, toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders will love this soft playdough recipe to whip up their own delicious watermelons!

how to make homemade playdough

Homemade Playdoh Recipe

All you need to whip up a batch of this watermelon recipe are a few simple materials:

  • 1 packet Watermelon Kool-Aid Unsweetened Drink Mix –¬†optional, but makes the dough smell AMAZING!
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Tablespoons Oil
  • Food Dye – red and green
  • dry black beans – to look like seeds

easy playdough recipe

Kool Aid Play Dough Recipe

Start out by mixing together all the dry ingredients (minus the kool-aide) in a large bowl. Now bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Once the water is boiling, transfer the water to a bowl and add in the oil. After mixing thoroughly, add in the dry ingredients. If it is still sticky once fully mixed you can add in about 1/4 cup of flour at a time. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes or until it is cool enough to handle.

watermelon scented play dough recipe

Watermelon Activity

Once your kool aid playdough is cool enough to handle, separate the mixture into two balls. About 1/4 of the dough will be the watermelon rind and the other 3/4ths the juicy red fruit. To keep hands clean, I like to add food coloring in a ziplock bag.  Using whatever method you like, add green food dye to your smaller ball and mix together.

play doh recipe

For your large ball, add in your packet of kool-aid. You can also add in additional red food coloring if you need it for color, but ours didn’t.

Homemade Playdoh Recipe

Watermelon Activity

Now make the red playdough into flat circle and add in dry black beans to look like seeds.

soft playdough recipe

Watermelon Activities for Kids

This play doh recipe is super soft and fun-to-play-with. Plus kids will go nuts over the sweet watermelon smell!

Kool Aid Play Dough Recipe

Watermelon Theme

Add the rind on the outside of your red dough to make it look like a pretty slice of watermelon. All this kneading and shaping is great for strengthening hand muscles your child will need to work on to be ready to write letter and numbers in school.

Summer Activities for Preschoolers

Summer Activities for Preschoolers

Kids love using playdough tools or a plastic knife to slice your watermelon slice into bite size pieces. No, you don’t want to eat this dough as it has a lot of salt. But it¬†looks good enough to be edible!

watermelon activities

DIY Play Dough

This watermelon activity for kids allows kids to be creative and have fun playing with watermelon for your August themes!

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this amazing, scented watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this kool aid play dough recipe as a fun summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.

Soft Playdough Recipe

This is a must-try playdough recipe for kids! Not only does it smell just like a watermelon, but it is fun to shape and has a lovely texture. You won’t want to go back to the storebough playdough cans

 

 

 

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this amazing, scented watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this kool aid play dough recipe as a fun summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.

Scented watermelon playdough is easy to make and such fun watermelon activities for kids of all ages! Use in watermelon theme or summer play.

Watermelon Theme

Looking for another watermelon activity or two to make a week long watermelon theme or dive into the letter w is for watermelon? You will love these fun activities and free printables:

See all our watermelon activities for kids, watermelon activities (for older kids) and our watermelon activities for preschoolers

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Watermelon Kool Aid Play Dough Recipe

Scented watermelon playdough is easy to make and such fun watermelon activities for kids of all ages! Use in watermelon theme or summer play. (Not for Consumption)
Prep Time5 minutes
Author: Beth Gorden

Equipment

  • 2 large bowls
  • stove top to heat water

Ingredients

  • 1 packet Watermelon Kool-aid unsweetened drink mix
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil, or similar

Instructions

  • Start out by mixing together all the dry ingredients (minus the kool-aide) in a large bowl.
  • Now bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Once the water is boiling, transfer the water to a bowl and add in the oil.
  • Add in the combined dry ingredients. If it is still sticky once fully mixed you can add in about 1/4 cup of flour at a time. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes or until it is cool enough to handle.
  • Once your kool aid playdough is cool enough to handle, separate the mixture into two balls. About 1/4 of the dough will be the watermelon rind and the other 3/4ths the juicy red fruit. To keep hands clean, I like to add food coloring in a ziplock bag.¬† Using whatever method you like, add green food dye to your smaller ball and mix together.
  • Add in dry black beans into the red seciont to look like seeds. Have fun shapping and playing with this watermelon activity!


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