Friday, July 18, 2014

Fun Friday: Edible Kool-Aid Playdough

So the other day, I was digging through some recipes when I came across one for Edible Kool-Aid Playdough. I'm not sure where it came from, since it was scrawled down on a piece of scrap paper, but I decided I was going to make it since the temperature has cooled a bit & the kids have been coming inside earlier at night.


I have to say that when I was making this, it smelled amazing! So much so that I snuck a bite.Yea, it's edible. But it doesn't taste good. Which I guess is a good thing since you don't want to teach your kids that eating playdough is okay. After all, not everyone plays with edible playdough. Side note - My 8 yr. old told me that it tasted just like the playdough she ate when she was younger. That wasn't edible. *Sigh*


1C. flour (plus extra for kneading)
1/2C. salt
1 pkg. Kool-Aid
3Tbsp. vegetable oil
1C. boiling water

- In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt & Kool-Aid.
- Next add the oil & boiling water, stirring to combine thoroughly.
- On a floured work surface & adding more flour as needed, knead the dough until it becomes the perfect playdough consistency. 

*Store in an airtight container.
 

 

22 comments:

  1. I bet this DOES smell amazing! OMGoodness...I wanna try this...and I love that all of the ingredients are easily found in most households. On a side note, have you tried the Kool Aid liquid water enhancers? I love the cherry.

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    1. I actually haven't, are they any good?

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  2. This dough looks so cool. Does the dough leave your hands red?

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    1. It doesn't, which is why I love it so much! :)

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  3. I like to make playdough at home for the kids. They like to help out in making it too.

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  4. How fun!! What a great way to have fun and know you're being safe about it.

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  5. I would love to make playdough. Thanks for the recipe.

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  6. This would be great for my daughter. We've already made homemade paints, but I didn't think to use Kool-Aid as the dye.

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  7. Edible kool-aid playdough? That is awesome! Will have to try this very soon.

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  8. This sounds pretty neat. Too bad it doesn't taste as good as it probably smells! Still, its a great alternative to your children eating regular playdough!

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    1. That's exactly what I thought too! LOL

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  9. I have got to try this for my 3 year old. He loves eating regular playdoh ha

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  10. I have been meaning to try something like this for a while! Does it dry out easily?

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    1. No more than regular playdough from what I've seen.

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  11. Oh wow, my kids would surely love this. They love playdough and to think they are edible is so cool!

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  12. Oh my gosh, this is awesome. I totally have to make this with my daughter. I would expect that it turns your hands red so I am glad that you mentioned in the comments that it doesn't! She will love this!

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  13. I'm seriously going to have to try this. I have all the ingredients ready to go and everything. My kids love both cooking and playdough, so this is the best of both worlds for them.

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  14. Oh that sounds awesome! We're going to have to try this!

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  15. How easy and fun! Great for a last minute play date!

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  16. mmmm I wish I could smell it through the monitor :p

    Thanks for the recipe for homemade playdough!

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  17. That is so cool! My kids would love this! I have everything I need to make it, and today just so happens to be a beautiful day to go outside and play with playdough!

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  18. You're right about Kool Aid smelling good. I bet this was fun to make too. :)

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