Kool Aid Playdough

I’ve made a few play-dough recipes (this was pre-blogging), and I definitely prefer making my own over buying it.  There are a variety of recipes to try out there and most of them can be found on this website: PlaydoughRecipe.org.

Here’s the first one I tried:


  • Flour: 1 cup  (up to 2 if you feel it is thin..although I probably only added 1/4 cup more)
  • Boiling Water:  1 cup
  • Corn Oil: 3 tbsp
  • Salt:  1/2  cup
  • Koolaid : 1 package


  • Mix each ingredient in with the flour
  • Add boiling water
  • Mix throughly
  • Knead the flour and other ingredients until very well mixed
  • Add more flour if necessary for texture to create a soft dough
  • After you’re done playing with the play-dough, keep it in a Ziploc bag or Tupperware container.

My opinion about this play-dough recipe:

  • I loved the colors of the Kool-Aid.
  • The play-dough itself was soft and smooth
  • I had higher hopes for the smell…the Kool-Aid itself smelled great…but I didn’t care to smell this play-dough after I was done making it.  The next day when we played with it…it smelled a lot better…but honestly both my kids and I only liked the tropical punch (red) Kool-Aid the best.  The lemon-lime (green) still wasn’t pleasant to smell and the berry blue (blue) was just OK.
  • The color did not stain our hands while we played with it.