Friday, September 25, 2009

When Life Gives You Kool-Aid, Make Play Dough!

You know what it's like when you take kids to the grocery store with you! Things are added to the cart and sometimes I just don't even notice until we get home. This week, Mike and I took 3 of the 5 kids with us to the grocery store for "a few" things. We scurried about the store in opposite directions gathering the items we needed in the most efficient way possible. Having three children along for the ride is not exactly ideal and the melt downs could occur at any moment. As we met at the check out line, I gathered the children and headed to the car while Mike unloaded the carts and checked out. Whew, we made it through with no problems! When we got home, I began unloading bags. What's this I found? Three packs of gum, a few bags of potato chips, and.....ten packs of Kool-Aid! We don't even drink Kool-Aid! You would think that Mike would know this by now! Oh well, I guess we'll have to make PLAY DOUGH!

Fruity Play Dough:
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 packs of Kool-Aid
4 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 cup water

Combine the flour, salt, and Kool-Aid in a large bowl. Stir in the oil and water until it becomes the consistency of bread dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes until it's firm. Enjoy!


  1. I know what my daughter is going to do now when she gets home from school!!!

  2. 10 boxes! Hilarious. :) Well done finding a use. Did you google it or had you already done this in the past?

  3. Love it!! I know Bella would love this!!!

    Happy Saturday SITS Sharefest too!

  4. Stopping by from SITS!! Cute blog!!

  5. Pretty good idea. I never thought of that!!!Stopping by from SITS!

  6. I'm glad you posted the play dough recipe. I've watned it for a while! I think it's funny about the gum, too. My kids are always trying to get me to buy gum!

  7. Creative! Thanks for the "recipe". Only one Q, does it stain if you use Kool-Aid?

  8. I am play dough mom this week!!! how lucky to have found a recipe! lol

  9. I've been wanting to makint his playdough forever! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I have about 10 things of koolaide and we don't drink it either, how it ended up in my house I might never know!


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