Smiling like Sunshine: Kool Aid Playdough

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Kool Aid Playdough

A little shop selling American goodies was opened in our town. When I came across Kool Aid there, I decided to try the playdough the US bloggers rave about.
Today we gave it a go. I tried the orange one. I was expecting the colour to be brighter but other than that, it turned out nice and smells lovely. Maybe I should have added two packets of Kool Aid?

Here is the playdough recipe that I use:

 2 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of boiled water
1 cup of salt
2 tbs cream of tartar
2 tbs sunflower oil
1 packet of Kool Aid
 Mix all, add some more water if necessary. Enjoy playingtogether with little ones!

Derin loves making marks on playdough. Today I also gave him some straws that I have cut into smaller pieces. He enjoyed sticking them in the dough. This activity  is great for fine motor skill development.

Sorry for the blurry pictures but I love how focused he was :)

Shared with Montessori Monday


  1. I love homemade playdough and been admiring the kool aid ones - before I take you up on the offer on the facebook page I will check that we don't have some in our American Store (we have a US airforce base near so I'm slightly hopeful). Would love for you to link up to Tuesday Tots with some of your ideas.

  2. Fun! Nothing quite like scented playdough. Brings back childhood memories!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  3. This is so fun! I've been wanting to try making kool aid playdough for my daughter. Thanks for linking up with the Kids Co-Op!

  4. I still love this and have some Kool Aid coming over in the next few weeks to try this out.

    Thank you for linking to Tuesday Tots


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