Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fun with Kool Aid: Play dough

Kool-Aid is more than just a drink. Besides the fun egg dye project Zi did with her kids. It's a beauty product, want to dye your hair some crazy colors? Takes me back to art school when it was "normal" to have pink hair. Or make your own lip gloss? How about some awesome smelling watercolors, tho not recommended for young kids because of the stain factor. I'm always up for new crafts ideas with my kids so I decided to make some Kool Aid play dough. There are a few different recipes out there but I used this one from

1 packet of Kool-Aid
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1/2 to 2/3 cup water
1 Tbsp oil

Mix flour, salt and Kool-Aid together.

Boil water. Add oil to the water.
Pour some water into the dry ingredients and mix with spoon.

Keep on adding water and work the dough until the color is uniform and feels like play-doh.

Keep dough in an air tight container. I used take and toss snack containers that I had around the house.

H&N had fun playing with their "new toy" and it sure smells a lot better than regular play-doh.

Play-doh was one of my favorite things to play with as a child. 
What was your favorite childhood toy/activity? Did you ever use Kool-aid for anything else?


  1. I loved dolls and Barbies when I was little. I have never used Kool-aid for any art projects. Looks like fun though!

    1. Barbies was next on my list too. :) It is a lot of fun, I'm sure Baby C would enjoy it!

  2. I have only used Kool-aid for drinking, but next year I am going to use it for dyeing eggs.

    1. A nice cold cup of punch is great on a hot day like today! Easter will be here before you know it ; ) your kids will love it!

  3. Nice and easy and nice-smelling playdough :). I loved silly putty growing up :).

    1. Oh yes, silly putty! Remember how you could press it on newspaper and get a copy on it?

  4. Haha so fun! I don't think I played much with playdough when I was little. I was about dolls and barbies.. man, I'm such a girly girl! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    1. I bet you came up with some awesome outfits for your dolls and barbies :) H is a girly girl too, I think she would love it if we made kool-aid lip gloss.