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Homemade Kool-aid Playdough Recipes

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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By guest (Guest Post)
March 11, 20060 found this helpful

I got this recipe from The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions, by John E. Thomas and Danita Pagel.

Fruity Play Dough
21/4 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 Tbs unsweetened powder drink mix
4 Tbs cooking oil
1 cup water

Combine flour, salt, and powdered drink mix in a large bowl. Stir in cooking oil and water. Continue stirring until mixture is the consistency of bread dough. Remove dough from bowl and knead on a floured surface 2-3 minutes until firm. Store leftover dough in aritight container or plastic zip bag.


Its easy and smells wonderful. Have fun.

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