Making Memories: Recipe for Play-dough Day!

 Lately it seems like life is flying by so fast! I feel like I need to slow down and enjoy those little moments everyday with my children.  So I decided to make our Thursdays a Play-doh Day! We clean off the kitchen counter, gather ingredients, make homemade play-doh, then spend the next hour or so getting creative with our hands.  You'd be surprised at the age range of children (and adults) that can't resist a huge glob of the stuff.  

This recipe is quick and easy, and so fun to do with kids or grandkids!

What you need:   
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup salt (any kind will work)
2 envelopes Kool-aid (your choice of color)
3 T. oil
2 cups boiling water (if it isn't hot enough, the dough gets too sticky to work with)

Mix dry ingredients together in mixing bowl.

Add boiling water and oil. 

Mix together until dough pulls away from sides and forms a ball.

Put onto the counter and knead by hand until smooth.  My little guy is checking to see if it's cooled off enough to play with!

Is that easy or what?  Now get out those ingredients and make some memories!


Anonymous said...

My 10yo loves PlayDough and she loves helping me cook. I'll definitely have to give this a try ;o)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I just learned that this helps with fine motor skills, and was wanting to get online to search for a recipe. Now I don't have to! What a fun idea to have a play dough day!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Visiting via the Weekend Wrap Up, I had no idea about the koolaid tip, I thought you had to use food colouring. This is great. This was already on my to-do list this weekend. You have made it so much easier.