Flour. Oil. Water. Salt. Kool-Aid. All a recipe for a mess. It is also a recipe for fun times, happiness and hours of fun. These 5 items when mixed together make an amazing DIY play dough. While I have a love/hate relationship with play dough (love the fun and creativity, hate the dried into the carpet floor) it is a good time had by all. M had a bunch of play dough and left all the containers open 🙁 Which of course led to very dry play dough. So when life gives you lemons (or very dry play dough) you learn to make your own. This recipe is one I used as a kid and it smells so good and is super safe for the kiddos.
1 Cup Flour
3 TBSP Oil
1/2 Cup Salt
1 Pkg of Kool-Aid
1 Cup Boiling Water
Step one: Mix together the first four ingredients.
Step 2: Add the Cup of boiling water and stir then knead. (This is HOT so do not let the kiddos knead it until it cools off. I just did it for them)
Step 3: Play around until the Play dough cools
Step 4: Enjoy your Play Dough!
We had so much fun making the play dough. You get so much and it is so easy to make. It is also WAYYYYY cheaper making it really useful to make!
After you make the Play dough here is a list of things you can do with it to make it even more fun.
- Be Creative. Just give your kid very few tools and watch their minds go to work.
- Here are some awesome FREE Play dough Mats from Mothers Niche to use with your kiddos that make it fun and entertaining with a little more guidelines.
3. Create the Ultimate Play Dough Kit from Lemon Lime Adventures
4. Finally these ideas for Play dough time throughout the entire year is great. This is a great list from Fantastic Fun and Learning
I hope you enjoy all of these and enjoy the time making this play dough with your littles! If you have more ideas or your own DIY play dough recipe. I would love to hear it. Please comment below!