Tuesday, June 9, 2009



Here is a recipe for the best playdough ever. Period. It smells amazing, looks great, has a perfect texture, and comes together in a snap. It's not my recipe, but it's all over the internet so I don't know the source. Anyway, when you are feeling restless, whip this up for your kids (or yourself) and have fun!

Koolaid Playdough

1 Cup white flour
1 Cup water
1/4 Cup salt
3 Tbs vegetable oil
1 heaping tablespoon cream of tartar (essential for good texture)
1 package Kool-aid (generic brand works great)

Mix all together in a medium sauce pan and whisk until smoothish. Cook and stir constantly over medium heat until dough gathers into a ball (takes 2-4 minutes). Remove from pan and knead (or let sit until cool enough to knead) until it looks like playdough. It's ready!


laura d said...

I might have to make some up for myself...the smell of homemade playdough is something I'd rather not have so to smell like Kool-aid is AWESOME!! :)

mandakay said...

Im going to try it tomorrow! So much fun. I have a question tho. Does the koolaid make your hands red? That may sound silly but .... does it?

Emmy said...

Thanks! That will definitely be on our list to do this week!

Carrie said...

Amanda, I was worried about color transfer too, but I had no problem. But it definitely leaves a little oil on your hands, though not enough to bother me at all.

Anonymous said...

Is it yummy to eat? hehe....I Haven't played with that stuff in so long. We should whip some up when you guys are in MI.

Emmy said...

We made it, it is great! Thanks!

kbob said...

Spencer begs me everyday to make this. What a fun Recipe to share. Love ya, Suz