By Jen Montbleau of Sterilite Corporation
Entertaining young children can be exhausting. With the winter months coming and most activities contained to the indoors, it can get a little overwhelming to come up with new ideas for inexpensive activities.
Here is an easy, quick and inexpensive playdough recipe. It is super safe for little ones who want to put everything in their mouths, and it smells really yummy too! This is something all the kids will love playing with.
Adapted from: cooks.com
1 cup of flour
1 package of Kool-Aid
1/4 cup salt
2 tbsp cream of tartar
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sauce pan: flour, salt, Kool-Aid, and the cream of tartar. Give it a little stir and try to break up some of the little clumps.
Next add your wet ingredients: vegetable oil and water. Turn your stove to medium and stir your mixture for 3 to 5 minutes.
As you mix you'll notice that everything will clump together and soon you will be able to form a ball. Don't worry about any sort of lumps or anything at this point, you'll work that out with your hands later.
Remove from the heat and dump out your ball of playdough onto a clean surface. After it has cooled down enough to touch it, knead it until all the remaining clumps are gone.
The playdough has the great Kool-Aid smell and the coloring will not come off on your hands.
To make it last longer, store in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator. When the kids want to play with it all you have to do is pull it out of the fridge and let it warm up until it’s soft.
Playdough entertains the kids for hours and with this recipe, you’ll save yourself some “dough.” Enjoy!