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Koolaid Play Dough

Updated on November 28, 2013

Make Your Own Sweet Dough!

Recently when my grand-daughter was playing with her store-bought modelling dough I told her that when her daddy was a little boy we would make our own sweet-smelling play dough.

Of course this sounded enjoyable to her and she insisted that we make our own recipe for creative fun. Together we searched the Internet for ideas and came up with our own recipe.

With our list in hand we made a trip to the grocery store and by the afternoon she had some wonderful flavors to play with. She decided she liked our dough better than factory made because it was squishier and smelled so nice!

Show Your Creativity!

Make a rainbow of fruity smelling sculptures with your own home-made dough!

Make your own colorful sweet-smelling play dough by following these simple directions!

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 8 portions


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 4 packages unsweetened kool-aid crystals
  • 2 Cups boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, and salt
  2. Bring water to a boil by using a stove top or microwave oven.
  3. Add water and oil to the big bowl.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Wait about 10 minutes for the mixture to cool.
  6. Knead the dough with your hand for about 5 minutes.
  7. Divide the dough into eight portions.
  8. In a smaller bowl mix each portion with kool-aid crystals for color. You can experiment by mixing colors together to create new colors! Make sure to rinse out the small bowl with water before starting on the next color.
  9. Put each color of dough into a zip-lock bag or small plastic container with lids.
  10. Play with dough and show your creativity!
  11. When finished playing make sure to close the bags or snap lids on containers so the dough remains fresh!
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Colorful and Creative Fun!

Colorful and Creative Fun!
Colorful and Creative Fun!

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      5 years ago

      Fun and pretty! I'd be afraid I would get kool-aid stains everywhere - but I don't like the smell of store bought dough so this is great!


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