Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough: The Only Use I Can Find For Kool-Aid

Someone recently asked me for this recipe for homemade playdough that I used to make long ago when I worked with preschoolers at church.  Now I serve with the middle schoolers and as I typed out this recipe it struck me that maybe a little playdough wouldn’t be so bad on Sunday morning with some of the gals I’ve been hanging around.

The funny thing about middle school is that every once in a while you kind of want to just be a little kid again.

Heck. I’m 36 and I still enjoy a glob of playdough now and then.

And don’t even get me started on coloring.  I can do that for days.

Homemade Playdough


2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup salt

2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix

2 cups boiling water

3 tablespoons oil


Mix flour, salt, Kool-Aid and oil until blended.

Add boiling water, mix with spoon until cool enough to knead.

Continue kneading until color is blended.

Store in air tight bag or container.

1 Comment

  1. Whatever Alison, I know the truth. You have been SNIFFING Kool-Aid for an entire semester and you love it!

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