We love homemade play dough at our house and generally have several colors available in the art cupboard at any given time, but I’m always frustrated when it comes to making the colors vibrant and bright without having to add a ton of food coloring. Then I discovered the wonders of Kool-Aid. It should come as no surprise (remember when people dyed their hair with Kool-Aid?) that this ubiquitous summer drink would make an excellent colorant, and, as a bonus, it gives the dough a nice scent as well. Perfect for some escape the sun inside playtime this summer!
Things you’ll need:
1 cup flour + 1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup kosher salt
1 cup boiling water
2 packages of Kool-Aid
Things to do:
1. In a large bowl, mix 1 cup flour, Kool-Aid, salt and cream of tartar.
2. Pour in the boiling water and oil and mix until well combined.
3. Turn our onto a floured board and work in enough of the remaining flour to give you a smooth, elastic dough.