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Homemade Play-dough

November 1, 2010

A few weeks back, I picked Larkin up from school and she once again didn’t want to come home…you know, because school is the coolest place on earth and she never wants to leave. She and her friends were playing with play-dough. I mentioned that we didn’t have play-dough, but that maybe we could ask Santa to bring her some for Christmas this year – the same thing I have said about everything she has wanted over the last month.

We were finally able to leave for the night, but not before her teacher gave us the recipe to make our own play-dough at home with flour and Kool-Aide. Genius! Larkin loves to mix and play in the pretend kitchen at school, so I thought this would be a great activity to do together.

I premeasured all of the ingredients into small bowls, too hopefully keep some of the messiness to a minimum.


Larkin picked the “colors” she wanted – we made two batches for some variety.


Let the dumping begin…start with 1 cup of flour.


1/2 Cup of salt


3 tablespoons oil


1 package of Kool-Aide and mix


1 Cup of boiling water – which I added of course, I didn’t let my 2 year-old light the stove and pour boiling water.


So serious in her work of mixing.


Gently knead into a ball of dough and let cool.


Larkin and I had a great time making it together and the dough has lasted us several weeks already. Just one word of warning, the dough will smell just like Kool-Aide, FOREVER. Prep yourself, although I thought it was wonderful at first for how it brought back childhood memories of drinking Kool-Aide poolside, it no longer has the same nostalgic qualities. But nonetheless, Larkin loves it and it will keep her quite busy while making dinner.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. G-Pa permalink
    November 1, 2010 10:31 pm

    Maybe she can help G-Pa at the Italian Wine Luncheon next year.

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