Kool-Aid Play dough/ Kool-Aid Paint

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I decided to share some of my best recipes for kid’s activities.  Here are two that are made with Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid Play dough

Much softer than store bought play dough, so even the youngest ones can play with it.  The Kool-Aid gives color and scent.  The cream of Tarter or Alum (find in the spice section of the grocery store) makes the play dough last a long time, but you can make it without it and put it in the refrigerator or just use it until it gets too “gooy”.  If that does happen you can try cooking it again to make it back to the right consistancy.

Mix in a bowl:

2 ½ cups flour

 2 pkgs. Kool-Aid

1 TB cream of tarter or alum

Heat in microwave for 3 minutes:

1 ½ cups water (should be boiling hot)

Add water to flour mixture along with:

3 TBS. oil

Mix, knead well and store in a plastic bag or Tupperware.  If dough isn’t the right consistancy, try putting it in the microwave for a minute, knead it and then let it cool.

 

Kool-Aid Paint

This is wonderful paint that is scented even when it is dry.  Use Flavor-Aid for easier clean up (they do not have as much dye in them).  Use Styrofoam egg cartons and put in each well a small amount of unsweetened Kool-Aid.  Add a few drops of water and mix with a Q-tip or paint brush. Let kids paint with Q-tips on paper or cardstock. The kids love this one!

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