Monday, April 15, 2013

Two Minute Recipe :: Aussie Kool-Aid Play Dough

Just For Daisy :: Aussie Kool Aid Playdough Recipe
Here is the easiest recipe you'll find to make play dough! Yep, even easier than my microwave playdough recipe! Boil the kettle, mix it up and you'll have the best play dough ever!

This is an Aussie spin on this fabulous Kool Aid play dough recipe from Suzi's Crafts. I was fortunate enough to have some Kool Aid from a lovely US blogging friend to make a batch and it is by far the best consistency play dough we've ever made!

Kool Aid is not readily available in Australia (you can get it at some boutique candy shops or from eBay) but a similar product is available at our two big grocery chains! After a lovely chat with some of my facebook followers, Katie from The Imperfect Housewife shared this fabulous product!

...Meet Food Zoo Powdered Cordial Stix, I chose the Wild Raspberry flavour! Each packet contains 10 stix of pre mix drink powder, I used two stix to make one batch of super scented play dough as follows:
Just For Daisy :: Two Minute Kool Aid Play Dough

Ingredients for 'Aussie Kool Aid' Play Dough:
1 cup plain flour
2 Tbs cream of tartar
1/2 cup salt
2 stix of Food Zoo Powdered Cordial
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water

How is it done?

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix it well. The great part about this is your mix will not appear coloured... so for little eyes (and big) the next step will be a treat!
Add the oil and boiling water to the mix... watch it change colour before your eyes!
Now you need to stir until it becomes firm... little ones can help with this under supervision once the boiling water has been mixed into the dry ingredients a little so it will not splash!

I find that with a good strong stir for 30 seconds to a minute you will have a lovely consistency and can wait for your dough to cool then go right ahead and play with it.
If you read Suzi's instructions you will see that if your dough is a little sticky pop some flour on your work surface and knead until you get the consistency you're after.

Now you have some fabulous 2 minute Play Dough to play with for weeks to come! And the best part is that it smells divine!

Pop it in a plastic zip lock bag or an air tight container to keep it fresh between use!

Here are some fabulous ways to use your Two Minute Play Dough:
- Create some play dough animals with Wildlife Fun 4 Kids
- Make cupcakes and icecreams with Four Little Piglets
- Experiment with primary colours over at Boy Mama Teacher Mama
- They're good enough to eat so why not make some Sugar Plum Fairy sweets with My Little Bookcase
- Try some natural dyes for your next batch from Ladybug's Spots
- These fabulous playdough prints from Childhood 101
- Find some inspiration from cake cookbooks with Creative Play Central
- Make some cute aliens with Lessons Learnt Journal
- Work on letter recognition with alphabet mats from Octavia & Vicky
- Get out the laminator again and make a cute playdough garden like Picklebums
- Add a little fine motor fun with pipe cleaners and beads with Learnt With Play At Home
Or try this fun activity with playdough and water if you're getting rid of an old batch with this awesome new recipe! :)