Sunday, March 2, 2014

Homemade playdough

The kids made homemade playdough the other day.  We used a Koolaid recipe.  The house smelled all fruity…it was great!  I wrote the recipe out for them and they measured and poured and stirred it all by themselves.  I did have to help a little bit to get it to the right consistency…if they didn't use enough water it was kinda stiff.  It was a fun time!  Here's the recipe we used in case you want to give it a shot.  

Homemade Playdough
1/4 cup warm water
1 package Koolaid
2 tsp oil
1/4 cup salt
1/2 cup flour

Stir the warm water and Koolaid till it's all dissolved.  Add the oil, salt and flour.  Stir and mix till it forms a ball.  Add a little water or flour if needed to get it to the just the right consistency.  

Batch #1…Vann - cherry, Chayce - lemonade, Mia - grape
(We only used 1/2 a package of Koolaid in the first batch and the colors weren't very bright so, we used a whole package in the second batch…turned out much better!)

Chaycers is getting a good sniff!

Vann's smelling his too.  It smelled really good!

Vann's adding the oil.

Chayce is measuring his flour.

Stir it up!

Now it's time to get in there with your hands.

And form it into a ball.

He's so serious :)

Batch #2…Vann - fruit punch (I didn't read the flavor and grabbed it because it's in a blue package…well it's not blue), Chayce - orange (smelled just like Tang…yum), Mia - strawberry.

Mixing it up.

Now for the fun part!

Smile boys!

Vann made a forest :)

And Chayce made a mess :)

One thing I loved about it was that it didn't get stuck on any of the playdough toys so, clean up was super easy.  Also, it smelled waaayyy better than real playdough.  And they had fun not only playing with it, but making it as well.  We'll definitely be doing this again!

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