Saturday, August 15

How to Make Your Own Playdough

When I taught preschool years ago, making my own playdough was something I did on a regular basis.  The children loved playing with it and we probably went through a batch every other week.  I'm not sure where the recipe I used came from; it hung faithfully on the school's kitchen wall ever since I could remember.  The one thing that made this recipe different from the others I tried was the secret ingredient... Kool-Aid packets.  Keep reading for that recipe!

Learn how to make playdough with this simple recipe. You will need flour, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil, water and Kool Aid packets.

This is an updated version of a blog post I wrote in 2015.  Disclosure: Affiliate links to Amazon are included in this post.

Ingredients

Very few ingredients are needed to make playdough.  They are inexpensive and easy to find in any grocery store or dollar store.  To make playdough, you will need:
  • one cup of water
  • one tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • one tablespoon cream of tartar
  • one cup flour
  • two Kool-Aid packets for color and scent

Learn how to make playdough with this simple recipe. You will need flour, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil, water and Kool Aid packets.

Directions

  1. Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and Kool-Aid.
  2. Heat until warm.
  3. Remove from heat and add flour.
  4. Stir and knead the dough until smooth.
  5. Store in a Ziploc bag.

Learn how to make playdough with this simple recipe. You will need flour, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil, water and Kool Aid packets.

To download a FREE copy of this recipe (one page in all), please click on the image above. Clicking this image will take you to the Teachers-Pay-Teachers third-party website. This is a FREE download-- no purchase necessary.


This homemade playdough is great for sensory play and art activities.  How do you use playdough with your students and children?  Tell us about it in the comments below!


2 comments:

Unknown said...

Your blog is easy to navigate. I like that the projects focus on a host of subjects.

Kelly's Classroom said...

Thank you for stopping by and for compliment. I hope you'll visit again soon!