Homemade Play-dough

I love projects with my daughter. It is a great chance for everyone to get some much needed creative time. The thing with crafts I find is there are never enough. I am always looking for one more idea. So I am starting a kid craft portion of the blog to help fill a portion of your 24 useable hours.

Homemade Play-dough

I have no less than 15 tubs of play-dough sitting in our house. The bin is filled with mixed up colors, lids half on and dried out pieces. The one thing it was missing was scented play-dough so I decided to fill that void.

Insert Koolaid Play-dough.

The kool-aid not only colors the dough but also scents it. And I assure you is like magic to a child. I like this one because everything I need is in the pantry and it gives my daughter a chance to practice numbers and measuring. This is a great quick craft.

You will need:

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tarter
  • 1/4 Cup Salt
  • 1 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • Kool-aid
  1. Mix the flour, salt, Kool-aid together in a pot. I used non-stick for easier clean up.
  2. Whisk in the water and vegetable oil. It will be the consistency of paste.
  3. Place on the stove and start to cook on medium heat, stirring frequently.
  4. It will then pull itself together into a ball, remove from heat.
  5. Transfer to a work surface to kneed it together. I used a silicon baking pad, again the whole clean up thing. I left it to cool for about 5 minutes, till it was easily handled. Please take note the play-dough is HOT. This is not the step for your kids to help with.
  6. Once it has cooled. Turn the kids loose on it.
  7. Keep it is a zip bag in a cool location or the fridge.

Thanks for playing.

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