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Over the weekend we finally made kool-aid playdoh. I have been looking forward to making it ever since a friend of mine shared this blog post with me. I didn’t want to make a ton of colors in case we hated it, so I let L decide what one color to make and he picked purple (aka grape). Here is the recipe we used:
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened Kool Aid mix
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water
Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid in a medium pan. Add the water and oil. Stir over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes. Remove the mixture when it forms a ball. Knead it until it’s smooth. Let cool and store in an airtight container OR have fun playing!!! Repeat for each color of play dough you want to make.
I bought everything a few days in advance and I’ll admit, I didn’t know what Cream of Tartar was. I was looking near the tartar sauce. FAIL. It’s a spice. Who knew? And what else is it used for? I know someone out there knows.
Anyways, L and B were happy to participate in my project and L happily poured and mixed the ingredients. And it wasn’t messy at all to make. I think it may have taken 5 minutes max to get the “batter” all ready.
B took over the project when it came time to heat it. I am not really allowed near the stove.
To everyone’s surprise, it really did turn into a ball like the instructions said. I was shocked. It’s rare that projects really are as easy as they sound and go just as planned. This one for sure did.
The color of the play-doh wasn’t as bright as the picture on the other blog, but I have no clue why. It’s clearly purple (although this picture makes it look like it’s grey). I wonder if maybe it would turn darker with two packages of Kool-aid? I think I may try that next time.
I like the texture of Kool-aid Play-doh way better than real play-doh. It’s softer and smoother and more workable. We stored ours in an airtight container right away and didn’t play with it too much (L had moved on to something else by then), but I cannot wait to check it in a day or so and see if it’s still nice and soft!