Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Koolaid Playdough {Recipe for Fun}

This post may contain affiliate or advertiser links. Read my full disclosure policy here.

When I taught preschool budgets were tight and it was always fun to have the kids help cook and create along with me. This Koolaid Playdough was one of our favorites to make because it always smelled so yummy, was done in under 10 minutes and made a great size batch. We could also make a rainbow of colors for right around $5! The kids and I made seven different colors last week and were able to split the batches in half to send half to the grandparent's house.

What you'll need:

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 envelope unsweetened Koolaid
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

To make:

1. Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, Koolaid and water in medium saucepan. Stir in oil.

2. Mix over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until mixture forms a ball in the center of pan. Dough will start darkening in color.

3. Remove from pan {caution: will be HOT}. Knead until soft.

4. Store in airtight container or ziploc bag.

5. Licking is optional

Note: We used a variety of Koolaid flavors ~ fruit punch {red}, orange {orange}, lemonade {yellow}, lemon-lime {green}, berry blue {blue}, grape {purple}, pink lemonade {pink}. The lemonade was the only one that I added a few drops of food coloring too so it was a little brighter in color.

Would you like to see more recipes for fun this summer? Leave a comment and let me know! Just wanted to pass along a little something that is Working for Me!


  1. OOOhhhhh....that sounds fun and I have a boat load of koolaid mix! We'll give it a try this week. Give us more fun recipes!

  2. Great idea! We'll have to do this one! This would also be a great way to use the odd flavors that the grandparents send that no one will actually drink. Not that my kids' grandparents ever do that. ;-)

  3. I'll have to remember this for when mine are at the Playdough stage. Paul got some commercial playdough as a gift, but I think he's a little young for it yet, seeing as he's tried it a few times and just pinches off a bunch of pieces and then is done with it.

  4. I love this project! The balls are so pretty!

  5. Another great idea! I've been looking for a fun homemade playdough recipe for awhile now--perfect!

    I would LOVE to see more great recipes and ideas for summer fun!!

    Thank you for sharing!

  6. I'm gonna try this but I want to know how much this recipe makes - enough for one color or several colors?

  7. Thanks for the great recipe and pictures! I think we may do this for a bit of boredom busting this week. :)

  8. My kids will love this - thanks!

  9. This may seem like a weird question, but do you remember where you got your font from that says "kooliad playdoh" I really like it!

  10. Trying this today!!!! Thank u!

  11. Can you heat the mixture in a microwave instead


Thanks so much for dropping by - I'd love to hear from you! If you'd like a reply, be sure there is an email address linked to your email! :)

Emealz - Easy Meals for Busy People!

Blog Design by: Relevant Designs