Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Homemade Play-Doh with Kool Aid

My son Matthew and I had some fun one on one time making play-doh together. Who knew that play-doh would occupy him so much that he hardly watches tv or goes on the computer anymore?  He likes to play restaurant, where we order the food and he makes it (out of play-doh!).  So cute.

Here are the simple instructions:

1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
3 tbsp oil
1 kool aid packet (1 per colour you want to make)
1 cup of boiling water

In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, oil and kool aid packet.  Add the boiling water and stir.  Once cooled down, kneed with hands.  Put in a container into the fridge and you're done...on to the next colour!

 Letting Matthew do all the measuring and mixing was part of the fun!
As we progressed through the colours it got a bit messier...nothing that the vacuum can't handle! 
Look at him with flour all over his face!  He loved getting right in there and I loved watching him!

I think his favourite part was kneading the dough with his hands. 

We made 4 colours in total and put them into a container which Matthew labeled.

HAPPINESS!  Seeing your kid proud of themselves is such a rewarding feeling!

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  1. Ive really been wanting to do this! Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. Hi! Great blog! I wanted to visit after I saw your comment...unfortunately it had made its way to the spam folder and I had missed it! I feel like our kitchens are so SIMILAR! Great blog! (and I really like the play dough too!)

  3. Hi Cath. I am following you back, because I DO like your blog. You have awesome ideas, including this play dough one. Also, I do pray that all will be well with your health and that your hormones won't get you down too much. Take care! Iuliana

  4. I know my children would love this! Thanks for sharing, I have got to give it a try. Super cute little helper as well. :)

  5. What a great idea, love the colour and I'm sure it's smells yummy too. Can't wait to make this with my little ones.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and deciding to follow along, I'm now following you too.

    Enjoy your weekend.


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