I think everyone knows my LOVE for playdough, right?! If you don’t, follow along on my social media or search my blog for playdough and you will see. But purchasing brand name playdough can be expensive and sometimes even a hassle. So, I am here to share my No-Cook DIY Microwave Kool-Aid Playdoh. I learned how to make this 20+ year ago when my kids were in a co-op preschool and I was a parent volunteer. I ended up making lots of batches of this homemade playdough.
I hesitated to share this recipe because there are so many homemade play-doh recipes out there, along with multiple Kool-Aid play-doh recipes. But in looking at many of them, the one thing I found was that almost all of them required Cream of Tartar and boiling and mixing on the stove. And while there is nothing wrong with those recipes, you know me…I prefer quick, simple and inexpensive.
How To Make Homemade Kool-Aid Play-Doh
2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Salt
2 Unsweetened Kool-Aid Packages
1 1/2 cups Boiling Water
3 Tbsp Oil
1. Measure and Mix Dry Ingredients Together.
2. Bring water to a boil (this can be done in a microwave or on the stove)
3. Add water & oil to dry ingredients and stir.
4. Mix until a soft dough ball forms.
WARNING: Play-Doh mixture will be HOT! I usually let it cool off for 5-10 minutes before kneading.
5. Move to a flat surface and knead until desired playdough consistency.
Voila! In less than 10 minutes (minus cooling time), you can have yummy looking and smelling homemade playdough!
My kids love to try to guess what color the playdough is going to turn out being, since the packaging can often be deceiving! I like to store the playdough in an airtight container or even a gallon Ziplock bag. And did you want some FREE labels for your playdough?! I have you covered! Not only do I have a printable recipe card for you, but also playdough labels. (Scroll down for freebie download)
P.S: This recipe can be doubled or cut in half. Just make sure to split ingredients accordingly.