Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough

I’ve been experimenting with homemade playdough recipes for my to play with.  This one has turned out best so far.  The color is nice, the texture is neither sticky nor dry, and it smells good, too.  Cream of tartar is not available in India, and this recipe uses no cream of tartar.  I made two half batches of Kool Aid playdough, and put half of a packet in each. Half of a packet is 3/4 teaspoons, in case someone else wants to just make half.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 packet Kool-Aid
1 cup boiling water
3 tablespoons oil (I used sunflower oil)

I mixed the flour, salt and Kool-Aid together first so the color would magically appear when we added the water.  My kids were excited about that.  Stir all the ingredients together until the mixture becomes crumbly, then knead with your hands for a few minutes until the becomes a smooth ball.

Maggie made a zoo of play dough animals.

Dalton ate a bite.  Luckily, this Kool-Aid playdough recipe is non-toxic (unless you consider Kool-Aid toxic!).


  1. VIRGINIA says

    thank you for the recipe.. My daughter and her father are gone to the park.. MOMMY SUK UP TIME FOR MISSING, THEIR DAY O FUN

  2. Rachel says

    thank you for the recipe…. my kids loved it, i made some for a kindergarden teacher and maild it to Puerto Rico for a project on friuts so she thanks u as well ( gracias )

  3. Candice says

    Thanks for the recipe! We don’t have any cream of tartar so this was perfect. My 2-year-old had so much fun making and playing with this!

  4. Taylor says

    It is a nice recipe but it doesn’t taste very good. It’s way to salty. Do you think there is any replacement for the salt so that it doesn’t taste as bad?


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