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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 dough 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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How to make 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 kool aid playdough

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!

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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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