Sewing our Sanity

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kool-Aid playdough

I had just sat down at the sewing machine and was getting ready to start sewing the cutest little pair of shoes for Mikey when Jack asked ,"Mom can you make me some playdough?"  I finally had a few minutes with the two little ones asleep and I really wanted to get some sewing done and I really didn't want to make playdough.  But, Jack will spend long amounts of time sitting at the kitchen table playing with playdough that I decided what the heck, why not?

This is our favorite playdough recipe.  It is really easy to make and I bet you already have everything in your pantry.  So, gather up those ingredients and make your kids some playdough.

You will need flour, salt, 2 packages of Kool-Aid, vegetable oil, and boiling water.

Mix together your flour, salt, and Kool-Aid.  This is a great step to get your kids involved.  

Add the boiling water and vegetable oil.  

And mix until the ingredients are incorporated.  

Turn the dough out onto the table and knead the dough until it is well mixed and the color is blended.  I do this step because the dough is pretty hot and it is quite therapeutic.  

Once the dough is all mixed and cooled a bit it is ready for your kiddos.  Jack played with it for an hour before Natalie woke up and then they both played with it for another half hour and I finally got my sewing done!

Kool-Aid Playdough

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 packages Kool-Aid drink mix
2 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons oil

Mix together dry ingredients until blended. Add boiling water and oil until cool enough to knead.  Continue kneading until color is blended. Store in an air tight container.  


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