Kool Aid Surprise
So what do you think you can make with this combination of ingredients?
What can you do with all these ingredients? 8 packages of Kool Aid (2 each of four different flavors – although it isn’t the flavor you care about – it is four different colors); salt; vegetable oil, flour and water (not pictured).
Of course – you make play dough. I never let my kids play with play dough. I am not thrilled with the product itself but I do think it is a good product for tactile activities especially in a child with special needs (which mine do have special needs). My unwillingness to let them play with it is the smell. Some people just love the smell of play dough. Personally I truly cannot stomach even being in the same room with the smell. But this is a good option – although next time I will use strawberry for the red instead of cherry – I am about as fond of that strong fake cherry smell as I am of the play dough smell.
For each batch (color) – boil 1 cup of water (I used the microwave or it would have taken me forever to make four different colors. While that is heating up, in a large bowl mix 1 1/2 cups of flower, 1/4 cup of salt, 1 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and two packets of Kool Aid. Add the boiling water and mix well with a spoon until it cools down enough for you to mix with your hands. The hand mixing is necessary for complete distribution of the color – or as complete as it can get. Each batch was different though – a couple were just fine with the proportions of ingredients but two required more oil and flour to get them to the correct consistency and pliability.
Once they cool down completely – cover and store. They should last at least a couple months if covered.
Do you like those gold colored ziploc containers? Those were almost free after Christmas. I had awesome coupons and they had alot of packages (5 packs) on clearance because they were gold and the package had snowflakes on it. Makes no difference to me – they store stuff just as well as those that I would have paid alot more for. I bought all the packages they had at the time so I am sure I will have more projects to fill them. If not – next Christmas everyone will be getting their gifts in a nice gold ziploc storage container!