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Recipe: Fool-Proof Play Dough

Recipe: Fool-Proof Play Dough

This is a great play dough recipe that makes great use of Kool-aid powder for both colour and scent! It's very pliable and easy to clean up afterwards. When my eldest kids were in kindergarten, I used to make it to drop off to their classrooms. If stored in a ziploc bag, it will keep for a very long time.

This recipe is easy enough for an older child to do with some supervision for the handling of the boiling water.


1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 pkg Kool-aid powder (or substitute gel food colouring)
1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water

Combine the flour and salt in a bowl.

Dissolve drink crystals or food colouring in boiling water. Add the oil and water to the dry ingredients and mix well.

If dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. Knead for 5 minutes, until dough is smooth and pliable.

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