Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Kool Aid playdoh

Miller, Sara Wells and I were playing with play-doh the other day for about 30 to 45 minutes.  I will be totally honest, I am not a huge fan of play-doh.  One reason is it just leaves little crumbs everywhere!  But, if I am being completely honest (and I do try to be honest) I think the main reason is that I am so controlling that it just absolutely kills me when the kids mix the colors.  I know that is terrible!!!!!  But it is literally painful for me to watch them squeeze two colors together.  I am getting better, I promise.

Anyways, that was a total rabbit trail, just a true confession.  

Our play-doh time came to an end when Miller (4, almost 5, years old) started eating the play-doh.   He said, "Mmmm, Mommy.  You know you can eat play-doh" in between chews.  I am sure that play-doh is perfectly safe, but it is disgusting!  So, in order to get Miller to stop eating the play-doh, I promised him we would make play-doh that really would taste good.  
The promise stopped Miller in his tracks!

What you need:
1 cup of water
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 pkg kool-aid

Mix together water and oil.  Microwave for 2 minutes

Mix together dry ingredients.
***Mine looks a little funny and brown because I accidentally bought whole wheat flour instead of unbleached flower.  For the record though, whole wheat flower makes great chocolate chip cookies!

Add water mixture slowly, you will most likely not use all of it.  I think I used a little over half.
You may have to get in and get dirty to really mix it together.  This is what little hands are for!
Mix and mix, adding little amounts of water mixture if necessary, until you get your desired consistency.
Miller did a great job of playing with his play-doh before he started eating it.
He was so excited that we had actually made it that he really wanted to play first.
However, once he took a bite, the playing was over!
Sara Wells was not so content with just playing with her play-dough.
I could not keep it out of her mouth (which even typing this sounds crazy that I would make edible play-doh with the kids and then try to keep them from eating it!)
It probably did not help that I made it in the shape of an ice cream cone!

I will say, after playing with the play-dough, it does start to get a little sticky and I little messy.
However, I am sure if you add a little flower, it will stiffen up again.

Your kids will love you for making this!

Happy play-doh making!!!

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