Saturday, April 28, 2012

Koolaid Playdough

Today is my oldest son's birthday...  Isn't he a handsome one??

Instead of sending sugary snacks with him to school I decided to make up a little something that I found on pinterest via this website.  Brody was game and since Beau's birthday is next month we all worked together and made up enough for both of their classes.  I tested out the recipe and it worked pretty well and smelled awesome!!

Koolaid Playdough
(recipe found at

5 pound bag of flour
2 cans salt
40 koolaid packages

Create separate bags that include salt in one and flour in another.  This is an important step that I skipped! :)  I figured that I could just throw them all together and save some baggies...  Whoops - in the directions it tells you to mix each in at separate times.  Maybe one should read the directions before starting a project, not just the ingredients list! :)  Anyhow, back to directions...  Combine separate bags into whatever package you are using and add unopened koolaid package.  Include directions on package.  Here's my example...

It’s Brody’s birthday, but you’re getting the dough!!

To make play dough:
½ cup boiling water
1 tablespoon cooking oil
¼ cup salt (included)
½ cup flour (included)
1 package koolaid (included)

Mix all ingredients together until cool enough to knead.  On a floured surface, knead to desired consistency, adding more flour as needed.  Store in air tight container in fridge.

Now, if you do it the RIGHT way, the directions should read:

Stir together water, oil and salt until dissolved.  Add flour and koolaid and combine until cool enough to knead.  Knead until the desired consistency.

As I said, I didn't do it the right way and it still turned out.  I probably ended up using much more flour then I needed to though!!

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