Friday, August 13, 2010

Foolproof Playdough

Libby started kindergarten this week. (Yes, we start early here.) She's been loving it! However, my little man JD is struggling with her being gone. So I've been trying to do some extra fun things with him. Since I also have an infant who needs to be home napping, we're pretty limited on what we can do, but I've come up with a few things. One of them is make (and play with!) playdough. As you can see by the photo, JD loves it!

I realize this recipe is not food, but it's such a good one that I just had to share it. It came straight from Libby's kindergarten teacher, and it's fantastic. The playdough smells soooo good, but one taste and your child likely will never try to eat it again. Very salty! The Kool-Aid flavor you choose will determine the color.

Foolproof Playdough

1-1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup salt
1 pkg. unsweetened Kool-Aid drink mix
1-1/2 tbsp. canola oil
1 cup boiling water

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add oil and water. Stir quickly with a wooden spoon, mixing well. When cool, mix with your hands until everything is incorporated and smooth.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep the playdough fresh.

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