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Koolaid Playdough Recipe

One of my favorite recipes for playdough is one that goes back to my days of being a preschool teacher – Koolaid Playdough. The scent and bright colors make it even more fun to play with.

The recipe itself can be pulled together in about ten minutes – even if you have little ones helping out! When we made the above batch of seven rainbow colors, it was right around $5 – so inexpensive and something fun to make.

This recipe also makes great gifts for others, so double up your batches and drop some off at your friend’s houses as well. We bring extras over every now and then to the grandparents too!

How to Make Koolaid Playdough

Want to make a few batches of your own? Here’s what you will need to pull together for each batch:

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

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.

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We used a variety of Koolaid flavors to make our batches. The lemonade was the only one that I added a few drops of food coloring to so that it would be a little brighter in color. Here’s a list of the flavors I used:

  • fruit punch {red}
  • orange {orange}
  • lemonade {yellow}
  • lemon-lime {green}
  • berry blue {blue}
  • grape {purple}
  • pink lemonade {pink}

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