My son and I have been having such a fun time together this summer. Its very hard to believe that we will both be going back to school next week! With our summer break days coming to an end I wanted to be sure that we made the most of what we have left. Jonah loves to cook with me and today I had a treat for him up my sleeve… Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough.
Making play dough is really very easy. I have made it several different ways, but this is my favorite. The dough comes out smelling fruity and delicious and the color is so vibrant. It is a matter of using 6 ingredients (including water) and about 7 minutes per batch. My son and I went to Walmart to pick up some Kool-Aid packets for our summer creation.
He picked out several different flavors that were perfect for our project. The colors came out very similar to the packaging that they came in. You can see in the picture below the final color. *Please note that I added a few drops of yellow food coloring to the Lemonade flavor to achieve the yellow in the picture. The original color was more of an off-white and I wanted a true yellow. It still smells wonderful!
In order to keep your play dough moist and useable, store it in a sealed container such as these plastic bowls or a zipped lunch baggie. They will last a while if you take care of them.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp cream of tartar
- ½ cup salt
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 package Kool-Aid drink mix
- In a medium saucepan pour in all ingredients.
- Stir until everything is mixed well. (It took about 5-7 minutes)
- Heat mixture on medium and stir ingredients until it comes together to form a ball.
- Remove ball and when it is cooled enough, kneed mixture until color is uniform.
- Store in airtight container or baggie.
Look at this smile:
Jonah had so much fun creating with his homemade play dough. It took about an hour from start to finish to make these 6 colors.
Speaking of going back to school, by purchasing Kool-Aid at Walmart, it benefited both my family and my school. I found another way to raise funds for my school by shopping! I downloaded the Shopparoo app on my iPhone and every time I shop I can upload my receipt to earn money for my school.
Right now if you purchase $6 worth of Kool-Aid products you will receive a discount code good for Big Time Rush concert tickets just by uploading your receipt into the Shopparoo app. I know my niece would be excited to go when they come to Indy in August! Even better, Kool-Aid is hosting a contest where you can win tickets to see Big Time Rush and meet the band with fabulous Meet and Greet passes! All you need to to is create a Kool Creation using Kool-Aid products (something like my Kool-Aid Playdough) and then submit your creation to their website. I have my fingers crossed that I can win some tickets so I can give them to my niece.
You can see other Kool-Creations by following the #KoolAidBTRtour hashtag!
How are you spending the last few weeks of summer with your family?