We made Kool Aid Play Dough today using a recipe from Jolanthe at No Ordinary Moments Blog. The best part about using Koolaid toÂ make play dough is that each flavor has a very distinct smell. Koolaid Play Dough is a great sensory experience for a child (and adult too). We used Grape, Orange and Berry Blue.
Aaliya wanted “lellow” (yellow) but at that stage I ran out of cream of tartar.
I will be taking these out to play regularly for the kids because besides play dough being a lot of fun it is also great for a child’s pencil grip. (Deen needs to strengthen his pencil grip.)
I presented the activity to Deen like the picture above. I had all the ingredients ready for him so that I would not be distracted by measuring out the ingredients.
I had enough to worry about with him being near the stove.
Then Mama did the mixing for him until the play dough formed into a ball.
That is how Aaliya’s hair looks every day after she has her nap…
We read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar today and then did this activity to tie in with the book.
I printed out some butterflies then I placed some finger paints on the table, painting sponges, and some scrunched up paper. (I found the idea for using scrunched up paper at Teach Preschool.)
Pictures of messy hands are always my favorites! I especially love the happy smiles and giggles behind the colorful hands.
When the paintings were dry I cut the butterflies out and hung them up in the house.
Would you like to do this activity? Click the image below of the butterfly’s to print or download the butterfly finger paint pages. This printable was made for A4 paper but if you have paper that is smaller then you can just scale down the percentage during printing.
I am linking this to START (Story + Art). Click here for more START ideas.