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Amazing Homemade Kool Aid Playdough Recipe

Have you tried making your own play dough? Homemade playdough is super easy to make with ingredients you have in your kitchen, plus it is fun to make and free from preservatives too. But what we like best is making some truly unique playdough recipes for kids you cannot buy at the store. This kool aid playdough smells amazing – which is a huge improvement from the store bought versions.  Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade child will love playing with this cook aid playdough recipe!

Have you tried making your own play dough? Homemade playdough is super easy to make with ingredients you have in your kitchen, plus it is fun to make and free from preservatives too. But what we like best is making some truly unique playdough recipes for kids you cannot buy at the store. This kool aid playdough smells amazing - which is a huge improvement from the store bought versions.  Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade child will love playing with this cook aid playdough recipe!

Kool Aid Playdough

Did you know that playing with playdough is not only fun, but an important activity for young kids? You see making playdough balls, smashing them, rolling ropes, forming cookies, and manipulating the dough helps strengthen hand muscles. Toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and grade 1 students need strong, capable muscles so they can work on fine motor skills like cutting, writing numbers, coloring in the lines, etc. In addition best playdough recipes like this allow children to explore their creativity and their senses of touch and smell with this fun-to-make recipe.
I don’t think I will ever go back to buying store bought stuff again! This play recipe is easy-to-make and cheap.  Plus I know all the ingredients in it, it has a great feel, and it smells awesome!!
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Kool aid playdough recipe

This recipe is super simple to make, Simply add the following ingredients to a medium saucepan.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 TAB cream of tartar
  • 1 TAB oil
  • add 1 cup water
  • sprinkle in 1 package Kool-Aid (whatever color/smell you want)

Now cook over medium heat, mixing constantly until it forms a ball.  To make multiple colors you will need to make multiple batches which is why our recipe is a small batch play dough recipe.

wonderful smelling and colorful kool aid playdough recipe

Kool aid play dough

Scoop the koolaid ough onto parchment or wax paper to cool. Once it has cooled enough to touch, squish into  a ball. We actually love playing with the homemade playdough made with kool aid while it is still a little warm as it feels so great on little hands!

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Homemade kool aid playdough

This kook aid dough has the perfect texture, great consistency, and smells GREAT! I made watermelon pink, grape purple, berry blue, and orange fruit punch above.

easy to make homemade playdough recipe

Homemade playdough with kool aid

So now that you know how to make playdough with kool aid, will you try it? This quick-to-make, 5 minutes Amazing Kool Aid Playdough Recipe smells amazing, and lasts seemingly  forever!! That means you will be ready to play quickly!

Kids love to play with playdough! Combine playdough and learning letters with these super cute alphabet playdough mats. While using these playdough letter mats children will be encouraged to create play dough letters and finish the pictures while learning their ABCs and the sounds they make. This free alphabet printable is such a FUN alphabet activity to use with play doh and markers or crayons! Use these alphabet playdoh mats with your toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age child. Simply print the letter mats pdf file and you are ready to play and learn with this alphabet activity. playdough shape activities for preschoolers Kids will love playing with these fun, interactive playdough number mats to practice numbers 1-10. These Number Playdough Mats allow children to use play doh to work on learning their numbers and counting to 10. This playdough numbers is a fun counting activity that also helps strengthing fine motor skills, and playing at the same time. These counting playdough mats are a hands-on, playful number activity for preschoolers and toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age kids. Simply print pdf file with free playdough number mats to learn numbers to ten. Instruments Free Playdough Mats

Playdough Mats

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This fun hands-on human body for kids activity is such a fun way to learn about our amazing bodies! These free printable Human Body Playdough Mats are a fun way for kids of all ages to learn about what is inside our body. Children will make a play doh human body with these playdough mats to learn about our  bones, skeletal system, muscles, organs, play doh digestive system, and more! Use these playdough mats as part of a study of the human body for kids study with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students. Kids will love that they can add the body parts to the free playdough mats making it a truly hands on science activity. Coutn to 10 Apple Playdough Mats   ice cream patterns for kids Your kid are going to BEG to practice math with this outrageously FUN subtraction activity for kindergarten, preschool, pre-k, and first graders. Children will practice subtraction within 10 using playdough and our free printable playdough mats. This subtraction smash turns the chore of teaching subtraction into a fun math game for kids! Simply print pdf file with subtraction games for kids and you are ready to play and learn!

Free Printable Playdough Mats

Peeps Play dough - such a fun, easy-to-make edible playdough recipe that makes a fun easter activity for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarteners, first graders and more. Such a fun play recipe for Easter in April. #peeps #easteractivity #easterplaydough #playdoughrecipes #preschool Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this gorgeous 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 summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.

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Looking for some amazing playdough recipes to try? Check out these easy play doh recipes!

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this gorgeous 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 summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. Are your kids as crazy about slime as mine are? My kids love playing with slime and trying different types of slime. In our experimenting, we came up with this cool baking soda slime. This slime uses baking soda as the activator for a wonderful sheen and flow without being sticky at all! And with the first day fo sCome see how to make slime with baking soda and get playing with your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Ready? Set. GO! This really fun car activity for kids is sure to be a hit. Whether you race your cars outside as a summer activity or indoors as a rainy day activity for kids - this is EPIC! This pool noodle activity is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd graders, and up. Just grab a pool noodle, duct tape, and our free printable to create a cool hot wheels race tarck in just 5 minutes! You are going to love this simple-to-make and creative art project for kids. You can create abstract art or art projects based on famous artists. We opted to make a starry night for kids tin foil project. I love the dimmension this technique gave to our van gogh art project. This aluminum foil art makes a great summer activity for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kinderagrten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th graders, and up!

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Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

You will love this outrageously fun painting with cars activity where kids will make a cheery rainbow painting using hotwheel vehicles. This rainbow painting for kids is a silly rainbow painting ideas that your kids will LOVE! Use this for a rainbow theme, car theme, spring theme, or just a fun play ativity with kids. Try this car activities for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Fun summer activity for bucket list Making a DIY foosball table is a really fun STEM project for kids of all ages to make together and loads of fun to play with too! The diy games for kids is the project for a rainy day or as a summer bucket list idea.  Try this homemade games for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. This EPIC kids activity is sure to be a hit with your kids. Looking for a fun summer activity for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful snake bubble. This sock bubbles activity is super simple and such an easy summer activity idea for toddlder, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. It takes blowing bakcyard bubles to a new level making long, colorful snakes with a simple technique using a sock and a plastic bottle. You've got to try this bubble snake experiment.

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This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! The goal of an amazing science experiment for kids is to grab kids attention and make them wonder why did that happen, how could that work, and I want to try that! This leak proof bag is such a simple science experiment for kids that explores polymers. What's best is this amazing science experiment with everyday materials! Try this water experiment with kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.

Summer Science

There are so many fun ways to play and teach kids about chemical reactions using a baking soda and vinegar reaction. Here are some of our favorite baking soda and vinegar activities.

 

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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