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Kool-Aid Play Dough - An Edible Playdough Recipe

Summer or winter, this Kool-Aid Play Dough is the perfect activity for kids.  Using Kool Aid results in an edible playdough recipe that has a fun smell and vibrant color.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: edible play dough, edible playdough, homemade play dough, homemade playdough, kool aid playdough, kool-aid play dough, play doh, play dough with kool-aid
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 packages dry Kool-Aid mix (unsweetened)
  • 2 cups boiling water

Instructions

  • Add flour, salt, vegetable oil and Kool-Aid mix to a large bowl. Slowly add boiling water to the mixture (you may not need the whole amount.)
    Summer or winter, this Kool-Aid Play Dough is the perfect activity for kids.  Using Kool Aid results in an edible playdough recipe that has a fun smell and vibrant color.
  • Stir until the dough cools.
    Summer or winter, this Kool-Aid Play Dough is the perfect activity for kids.  Using Kool Aid results in an edible playdough recipe that has a fun smell and vibrant color.
  • Pour onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
    Summer or winter, this Kool-Aid Play Dough is the perfect activity for kids.  Using Kool Aid results in an edible playdough recipe that has a fun smell and vibrant color.
  • Have fun with the play dough!
    Summer or winter, this Kool-Aid Play Dough is the perfect activity for kids.  Using Kool Aid results in an edible playdough recipe that has a fun smell and vibrant color.

Notes

  • This koolaid playdough recipe uses 2 packets of dry koolaid mix. Be sure to get the unsweetened kind.
  • Use whatever flavor kool-aid you prefer or pick your flavor based on the color playdough you desire.
  • I just so happened to have canning salt on hand, but regular iodized salt works too. 
  • I recommend adding the boiling water slowly to the dry ingredients.  If it gets to the desired texture, you do not have to use the entire 2 cups of water.
  • If your edible playdough gets too sticky, add more flour.
  • This is a great activity for your kiddos start to finish. Be careful with the boiling water (parents should pour this).  Have your child start by stirring the homemade playdough with a spatula of whisk, and then once the dough cools down, pour it onto a floured surface (similar to making bread), and let your kid knead away. It's great practice with a rolling pin too.
  • Try our other homemade play dough recipe.