If playdough time at your house is anything like it is here, someone’s always putting the Playdough in their mouth. That’s life with a toddler and a baby I suppose – but it makes me a little uneasy (and queasy) when I think about the kids chomping down on that nice long list of ingredients you can find in playdough.
Why not make it at-home? You can involve older toddlers and preschoolers in the process of kneading it out, choosing the colors, finding the ingredients, measuring – and you can store it for weeks in a sealed container.
Plus, it literally takes five minutes. Here’s an easy Koolaid Playdough Recipe:
1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
1 pkg. Koolaid
1 tbs. oil
2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 c. water
Mix the dry ingredients together – place with wet ingredients in sauce pan and use a wooden spoon (or a durable one) to mix it up. After a couple of minutes it will begin to form a ball. Remove from the heat and knead until it gets to the desired consistency. Don’t use your hands until it cools and until it’s mixed, you might run the risk of staining your hands with the Koolaid.
Easily customized, with the hard to find Koolaid packages, you can also use a few drops of food coloring and essential oils to create a play dough that’s smooth, smells wonderful, and that’s going to provide hours of sensory fun.