I’ve been experimenting with homemade playdough recipes for my kids to play with.  This one has turned out best so far.  The color is nice, the texture is neither sticky nor dry, and it smells good, too.  Cream of tartar is not available in India, and this recipe uses no cream of tartar.  I made two half batches of Kool Aid playdough, and put half of a Kool-Aid packet in each. Half of a Kool-Aid packet is 3/4 teaspoons, in case someone else wants to just make half.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 packet Kool-Aid
1 cup boiling water
3 tablespoons oil (I used sunflower oil)

I mixed the flour, salt and Kool-Aid together first so the color would magically appear when we added the water.  My kids were excited about that.  Stir all the ingredients together until the mixture becomes crumbly, then knead with your hands for a few minutes until the play dough becomes a smooth ball.

Maggie made a zoo of play dough animals.

Dalton ate a bite.  Luckily, this Kool-Aid playdough recipe is non-toxic (unless you consider Kool-Aid toxic!).