1 cup water flour
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 envelope unsweetened Koolaid
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Directions: Mix all ingredients for about 4-5 minutes over medium heat until it starts turning into a ball. Take off heat and knead it until its the right consistency.
The best part about using Koolaid to 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.
If you don’t have Koolaid you can easily substitute in some food coloring.
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. (D needs to strengthen his pencil grip.)
I presented the activity to D 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.
Put it in an airtight container or a ziplock back in the fridge when not in use. It doesn’t go off for months.