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What to call it? Play-Doh? Playdough? How about “Josie-Doh!”
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March 2020 – Stuck at Home #StayHome
Fast forward to this month. We have all sat by the TV, watching the news in disbelief as we watched this pandemic unfold all over the world. Countries everywhere have been asked to stay home, to shelter in place, to try to contain the spreading of this horrible virus.
Kids that should be in school, or in sports, are cooped up at home. Parents are working from home when they can, and trying to homeschool their children. Trying to come up with ways to keep them busy and entertained.
As I mentioned before, Josie has committed to guest posting on my blog this year, every other month. Her last recipe for Easy French Vinaigrette Pasta Salad was a huge hit!
When she and I chatted about what to make in March, I had an idea. What if she re-made her infamous “Josie-Doh?” It’s perfect for kids who are stuck at home.
Making the recipe is simple, and it’s fun. It’s something parents and kids can do together.
When the play-doh recipe is made, then we get to PLAY with it, too! Or package some up and leave on the porches of the neighborhood kids, so they can join in the fun in their own homes.
Ingredients in Homemade Play-Doh with Koolaid
The best thing about this playdough recipe is that the ingredients used in it aren’t anything crazy. They are your normal staple pantry ingredients.
Lots of the recipes need to be cooked, making them a little more worrisome when making with kids. Many playdough recipes call for cream of tartar, this one doesn’t.
This Play-Doh recipe calls for water, flour, salt, vegetable oil, and unsweetened Koolaid packets.
Combine the ingredients together in a big bowl. You can choose the color and the scent by the flavor of the Koolaid.
Stir everything together.
Knead until a soft dough forms.
Then get ready to PLAY!
Frequently Asked Questions about Koolaid Play-Doh
- Is Homemade Play-Doh edible? Even though it is made with edible ingredients, that won’t harm you, I wouldn’t advise eating it.
- Does the Koolaid Play-Doh stain your hands? No, it doesn’t!
- I don’t have cream of tartar. Is it a necessary ingredient in homemade play-doh? It sure isn’t! This Kooliad playdough recipe turns out perfectly without it.
- How long does Homemade Play-Doh last? This playdough recipe will last for months when stored properly in an airtight container.
I have a few other “crafty” ideas and recipes that would be fun to do with your kids. Although I am most certainly not a craft-blogger, I do enjoy letting my creative side out. Most times they turn into gifts for others.
I have taken to dropping cards in the mail, and “ding-dong-ditching” treats on the porch to keep my friends and family’s spirits up in the time of need.
I so miss the personal contact that we need to refrain from with the social distancing in place. This makes me feel better, and I hope it makes them feel better, too.
Gifts & Crafts to Make
- Box Of Sunshine (pictured above)
- Homemade Modge Podge
- Dry Erase Board made from a Picture Frame
- Printable Tag for a Blanket
- Homemade Sugar Scrubs
- How to Make a Cookie Bouquet
- Chocolate Peppermint spoons for Hot Cocoa
- How to Make a Centerpiece with Marshmallow Peeps
My thanks to my daughter, Josie, for her hard work updating this post. She made the play-doh, photographed it, did all of the editing, and made the how-to video. She’s one talented girl!
Let’s brighten our days by making (and playing with!) some scented colorful Homemade Play-Doh, made with Koolaid! What color will you make?
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 packages unsweetened Koolaid
- 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cups boiling water
- Airtight Container or Bags
- Combine both wet and dry ingredients together in a large bowl using a spoon.
- Knead dough until a soft, smooth, play dough forms.
- Store in an airtight container.
Play-Doh will last for months if stored in an airtight container.
Koolaid playdoh will not stain hands.