Wednesday, May 25, 2011
WFMW: Awesome Kool Aid Play Doh
When I was making plans for my June Activity Calendar I knew I wanted to try Kool Aid play doh. It's been all over blogland, and everyone seems to love it. I decided to go to one of my favorite sites for the recipe, Mama Jenn. She has fantastic ideas! We used pink lemonade, cherry, grape and orange.
The kids LOVED this! It smells so good and the texture is just fabulous! I love that it doesn't crumble into millions of tiny pieces. Seriously, that ticks my OCD off. Here are my personal experience notes:
1. At first I thought I had done something wrong because it was just a liquid goo in the bottom of the pan. Don't lose hope! Keep stirring and it does, in fact, turn into a ball.
2. It was a little ( sometimes a lot) sticky when I took it out of the pan. Just keep kneading it and that generally goes away. If not, just sprinkle a tiny bit of flour onto the surface. Not too much, or it may become crumbly and we don't want that. See above.
3. I found the longer I kept it on the heat, the better it turned out. I'm sure you could probably burn it, but I just kept stirring until it looked like it was completely dry.
These tips may be obvious to some, but I'm not an expert play doh maker, so it was a learning process for me. The kids love it, I love it and it's easy to make. Sounds like a keeper! Linking up here.