Friday, March 16, 2012

Kool-Aid Playdoh

I am constantly searching for new activities to do with Aubrey. She's 14 months old and is really starting to explore her surroundings with major curiosity. I'm putting together activities to help her develop her motor skills and to expand her sensory. And hey, we just need a bit of fun around here too!

I recently made Aubrey some playdoh. And oh we had fun! I made sure to make the edible kind in case she decided to pop some in her mouth...which she did. But it didn't taste good so she made a funny face and out it came. 

So here are the instructions for Kool-Aid Playdoh!

  • 2 Tablespoons of Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 Cup of Salt
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • Kool-Aid Packets
  • Food Coloring (If you want a rich color to your dough)

Add one packet of Kool-Aid, one cup of white flour, 2 tablespoons of oil, a half cup of salt and one cup of boiling water to a large mixing bowl. The dough will be H-O-T so I used a spoon to mix the ingredients. When the dough cools enough, use your hands to knead the dough until the color is consistent and the dough is formed. (This is the fun part!) 

I stored our Playdoh in plastic baggies. They kept for several weeks! 

Aubrey got a big kick out of the playdoh. We really had a lot of fun with this activity. And it was SO quick. It took just a few minutes to make!

My only word of caution about this playdoh is to watch it around your dogs. There is a high salt content which can make your pooches upchuck if they ingest it. We had lots of brightly colored piles around the house. Ew. 


Jennifer said...

What a neat idea. I'll have to Pin this one for Gigi in the future.

Your pictures of Aubrey are so cute!

Lynsey Jones, The Party Plan Coach said...

I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to try it! Looks so fun! And I can not stand the smell of original playdoh, so this would be MUCH better around this house! Ha!

(Great pictures btw!!)


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