Kool-aid playdough

We’ve had more snow in the past week than we had all winter!  Thank you, Colorado.

While we’ve definitely gotten out and enjoyed it, there’s only so much cold and wet you can take at once, so we’ve been having fun indoors, as well.

The other day, we pulled out one of our favorite recipes.  It’s easy, cheap, non-toxic, and smells amazing.

The kids were happy for hours, creating their own world.  I am always amazed at where their creativity will take them, if left free to roam.

Kool-aid playdough

2 1/2 cups white flour (more if dough seems too sticky)

1/2 cup salt

2 unsweetened Kool-aid pouches (approx. 4 oz. each)

2 cups boiling water

3 T vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.  Add oil to boiling water.  Add boiling water mixture to dry ingredients and stir till combined.  You can keep stirring till cool enough to knead, or you can plop the mixture into a large ziplock bag.  Knead the bag with a dish towel over it, to keep your hands from getting too hot.  Knead until smooth.  When cool enough, allow children to play!  Dough can keep for days in an airtight container the fridge.