Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Becca's Favorite Play Dough {Kool-Aid colored & scented, no cook!}

Becca here with a recipe that I've made many times!  I have made many versions of play dough, including ones you cook, ones you don't heat at all, ones that call for all kinds of strange ingredients, ones that are sticky, ones that dry out quickly, ones that smell funny, etc.  This version is none of those things, and is my absolute favorite.  It even has a great smell from the Kool-Aid that's far more appealing than the standard stuff you buy in the can.  Best of all, it has a great consistency; it can easily be molded, rolled, etc. without getting sticky or crumbly.  We were doing a fall activity, so we used orange and tropical punch for the red and orange colors, and I used yellow for the first time for the top dough on my stack in the photo.  Lesson learned, it doesn't have much color, it's more of a cream color than yellow, but still smells good and worked fine for our purposes.  I hope you'll give this dough a try, it's a great fun and educational experience for children of all ages!  If you're looking for another fun Fall or Thanksgiving Activity to do with your children, I this poem activity with my classes yesterday and the younger kids in particular loved it!

Becca's Favorite Play Dough

1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
1 envelope Unsweetened Kool-Aid (for color!  2 packages if you want a really dark color.)
1 cup Boiling water
1 1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar) in large bowl.  Stir in boiling water and oil and continue to stir until thoroughly mixed.  Finish mixing with hands when cool enough to touch.  Enjoy!

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