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Kool Aid Play Dough

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Kool Aid play dough is a quick and easy way to make homemade play dough! Pick your favorite Kool Aid flavors, add a few pantry staples and you’ll have fresh, fruity play dough.

Kool Aid Play Dough


There are a lot of homemade play dough recipes on the internet and I’m pretty sure I’ve tried, and failed, them all.  My poor kids. They get so excited to make play dough and then it flops. My friend, Sarah, posted this recipe on her blog last year and for some reason I recently decided I wanted to try it.   Sarah made a batch last Christmas and put it in her kids’ stockings — brilliant!  Anyway, Sarah is pretty crafty and I trust that if it worked for her, it works, so I we went for it.

Kool Aid Play Dough

Thank goodness, it worked!  This is so much easier to do with kids than the kind you cook on the stove.  I love the vibrant colors the Kool Aid gave the dough, too.  I just used the store brand powdered drink mix since it was half the price of actual Kool Aid.   I can’t vouch for how long this will last since we just made it, but rumor has it that it’s good for 3 months.

Kool Aid Play Dough

Kool Aid Play Dough


  • 1 1/ cups flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1-2 packages of powdered drink mix or Kool Aid
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons oil


In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, salt and drink mix.
Add water and oil and mix thoroughly.
Allow play dough to cool and then knead to fully incorporate ingredients.
Store in an air tight container when not in use.

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  • Wendys Hat
    October 4, 2012

    How fun! I want to make some and play with it!

  • Sarah
    October 2, 2012

    I love this homemade play dough – so much better than the stuff you buy! Thanks so much for joining us at the Keep Calm & Link Up Party! See you again soon for the next one!

  • Sarah Kay
    September 30, 2012

    You did it! Easy, right? The girls LOVE play dough around here. I feel we might be making more batches soon; the regulars are drying out after so much use.

    • Camille
      September 30, 2012

      It is THE BEST!! Thank you so much! I’m actually making a bunch to take to church for our homeschool co-op next week.