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


  • 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


  1. In a medium size bowl, whisk together flour, salt and drink mix.
  2. Add water and oil and mix thoroughly.
  3. Allow play dough to cool and then knead to fully incorporate ingredients.
  4. Store in an air tight container when not in use.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 641kcal Calories from fat 200
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 891mg 37%
Carbohydrate 95g 32%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 13g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Kool Aid Play Dough
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5 comments on “Kool Aid Play Dough

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.