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How To Make Play Dough With Kool-Aid!

Homemade play dough recipe without cream of tarter. How to make scented play dough.

What is better than play dough? Scented Play dough! This play dough recipe makes a soft dough with bold colors and a fruity scent. Kids of all ages love play dough and being in the kitchen, so why not whip up this easy recipe? Play dough will keep kids entertained for a while and you probably have the ingredients in the pantry. If you don’t have Kool-Aid use a few drops of food coloring. Store the play dough in a zip lock bag. It should last a few weeks.

Why I Love Homemade Playdoh

Making homemade playdough can be a delightful and rewarding activity for several reasons:

1. Creativity: You can customize the colors and scents to your liking, allowing for endless creative possibilities.

2. Fun for All Ages: It's a fun project that children and adults can enjoy together, promoting bonding and quality time.

3. Sensory Play: Homemade playdough provides a tactile sensory experience, helping with fine motor skills and sensory exploration.

4. Cost-Effective: It's often more cost-effective than buying commercial playdough, and you can make larger quantities.

5. Safe and Non-Toxic: Homemade playdough recipes typically use edible ingredients, making it safer for young children who might put it in their mouths.

6. Learning Experience: Kids can learn basic chemistry and math concepts while measuring and mixing ingredients.

7. Aromatherapy: Adding scents like vanilla or lavender can provide a calming or invigorating sensory experience.

8. Eco-Friendly: You can reduce waste by reusing containers and avoiding single-use packaging.

9. Customization: You can adjust the texture and consistency to suit your preferences, whether you want it softer or firmer.

10. Sustainable: Making your own playdough reduces the need for buying and disposing of store-bought containers, making it an eco-friendly choice.

Overall, making homemade playdough offers a combination of creativity, learning, sensory play, and family fun that many people find appealing.

I have a must try Gingerbread scented play dough recipe I will link below. The scent of the Gingerbread play dough is amazing. Especially at Christmas time, and can be given as a gift.

What you will need

- Flour

- Salt

-Vegetable oil

-Boiling water


Let‘s Get Started!

- 1 cup flour

- 1/4 cup salt

- 1 packet of Kool-Aid

- 1/2 cup boiling water ( you may need a little more )

- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


In a mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, and Kool-Aid together.

Add the vegetable oil to the boiling water.

Slowly add the water to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. As you’re adding the water continue to work the dough until it starts to form. Finish off by kneading the dough. You may need to add a little more water if your dough isn’t forming. If by chance you add to much water and your dough is to wet add more flour.

I hope you enjoy this homemade play dough recipe! Thank you for stopping by Lia Rose Simply Home!



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Hello, my name is Wendy I live in upstate NY with my husband and four children. Now that my children are getting older I have some extra time to share my experiences, recipes, traditions and life tips.

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