As an incentive for my toddler to get dressed (we're trying to teach him to do it on his own) I promised play dough, but of course we have none. I pulled down our play dough box and all we found were crumbles and hard pieces. So I pulled out our favorite play dough recipe and the fun started!
Kool-Aid Play Dough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 pkg. kool-aid unsweetened mix - any flavor
1 cup boiling water
1-1/2 to 2 tsp. oil
I boil the water in a large pyrex measuring bowl in the microwave. Then I add the salt and try to desolve some of it before adding the kool-aid, flour and oil. I mix it with a wooden spoon for awhile, since it's quite hot. Then I give them each a chunk to roll out and knead. The more the kids work it the smoother it gets!
Any flavor of kool-aid will work, but we didn't have much luck with pink lemonade - it came out almost white. Our favs are grape and cherry. Oh, the smell is wonderful - your little ones might be tempted to try a taste. Although, it wouldn't hurt them any, just not taste very good! You just might have to mix up some kool-aid to drink, as well. But, alas, I'm out of that now too!