favorite playdough

Oct 23, 2009

This playdough is the softest, bestest (yes, I know it is not a word, but I love it anyway), most squeezable dough in existence. Fisher was begging for some today, so I thought I would share the recipe with all of you lovelies.

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 packages Kool-Aid (you decide the flavor!) Don’t use cheapo brands…use Kool-Aid
2 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons oil

Mix dry ingredients, then add wet.

Knead until smooth (Careful– it’s hot! It may take a minute or two before you can really ditch the spoon and get your hands in there!) You may need to add extra flour for desired consistency. Will be sticky for a little while, but then will just turn soft and squishy. If it stays sticky after 5+ minutes of kneading, add more flour. Sometimes I knead for awhile and then put it in the fridge for about an hour to cool it off and let it get less sticky and when I pull it out, it is perfect. You’ll figure it out!

Our favorite flavors are orange and lemon. They smell yummy and don’t stain hands or counters. Keep it stored in a ziploc bag with the air squeezed out and it should keep for several months. It makes great birthday presents and I always recommend it or make it for big sisters and brothers in families I am a doula for.

Try it, try it, you will see, you will like it in a tree…sorry, that is one of Fisher’s favorite books and it keeps running through my head as I type this post…but really, try it and let me know how you like it. Actually, I already know you will love it!

A funny story about this playdough is that when Blythe was little she had no idea what white flour and Kool-aid are used for by the majority of Americans. They were playdough ingredients to her because that is all we ever bought them for. Once at a ward party, she asked what was in the cups. I told her Kool-Aid, to which she pulled the most grossed out face ever. She was disgusted at the thought of drinking playdough ingredients. I had to explain to her that some people drink the stuff, to which she replied “that is a non-food item.”

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  1. LOL… a non-food item! I love your kids. :) I still remember Blythe telling me she had never had a hamburger and fries when we went over the “words” to Minuet2. :) We use a recipe almost exactly like this one, and I love it too!

    • tracy

      She has had a hamburger & fries now and has joined the great American populace of eating greasy food! But she’ll choose Thai food anyday over normal teenage fare. I still remember the look on your face when she said that…you were so shocked!

  2. “that is a non-food item.” THAT IS THE BEST QUOTE EVER! I totally agree, Blythe! :) That is hilarious. Thanks for the laugh! And for the recipe.

  3. jessica

    Oooh, this is a little different than ours, I’ll have to try this, thanks!
    Okay, really going to get my kids to bed.


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