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Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough

I am looking for a playdough recipe that I used to make for children and must make for my grandson! I have seen several different types of recipes but the one I am thinking of you do not have to cook, but I remember I had to add dish soap!

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August 6, 20070 found this helpful

am looking for recipe to make playdough using koolaid.


Lu Ann from Iowa

Editor's Note: Here are some recipes we published in the past.

Kool Aid Play Dough

1 cup flour

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 package unsweetned Koolaid

1/4 cup salt

2 Tbsp. cream of tartar

1 cup water


Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Koolaid in a medium pan. Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3-5 minutes. When mixture forms a ball in pan, remove. Knead until smooth.

Let cool and place in airtight containers or baggies

By imaqt1962


Koolaid Playdough II

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1 pack koolaid (any color you like)

3 Tbsp oil

1 cup boiling water


Mix first three ingredients in a large bowl. Add the last 2. Stir until well blended. Remove from bowl and knead into soft dough. Store in air-tight containers.

By Suzanne S. I have a recipe for play dough that I have made for years. I tried a Kool-Aid recipe (may not have been this exact recipe) and it was way too sticky, and ended up throwing it out. Here is the recipe that I find most successful for my grandchildren:


Play Dough (Non-Koolaid)

1/2 cup salt

1 cup flour

2 tablespoons cream of tartar

1 cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Food coloring of choice


Mix salt, flour and cream of tartar. Add water, oil and food coloring. Cook till the mixture is thick and the right consistency. I store in Ziploc bags.

Hint: Let the children get in on the act by measuring, etc. They enjoy it.

Linda from PA

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August 6, 20070 found this helpful

Here's the recipe I use. I don't think it's the one you had in mind, but it's highly recommended.

Combine 1 1/2 c. flour, 3/4 c. salt, 1 1/2 c water, 1 Tb cream of tartar, 2 tsp vegetable oil, and 1 packet unsweeted kool-aid powder. Stir together and cook over low heat for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until it begins solidifying. Once it has started clumping up, remove from heat and allow to cool. Now play!! Store in a sealed container.

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September 22, 20070 found this helpful

I have used this recipe with preschoolers for years and it always comes out great and the kids love it. I make it up at the start of the school year and we use it all year. We store it in gallon zip lock bags.

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November 18, 20070 found this helpful

I love this recipe. If anyone knows how to make the playdough black from the kool-aid e-mail me lani_taylor AT


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May 7, 20080 found this helpful

this is a-maz-ing!

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November 12, 20080 found this helpful

I'm in high school and was looking for a fun way to get our preschool kids into a fun activity thank you so much for posting this. You saved me a lot of agony. :)

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January 25, 20090 found this helpful

I made many recipes and some don't work but if you go to they can give you millions of recipes and play dough too.

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