Fun Homemade Gift for Kids and Families
Making play dough is magical for kids and fun for adults. Plus, many of us (self included) prefer homemade play dough over the brand name store bought "PlayDoh" simply because it tends to be more pliable, smells better and stays moist much longer...
As a bonus, this particular play dough recipe is colored and scented with Kool-Aid drink mix, making it a budget friendly gift and extra fun for the kids.
If you'd prefer, you can also use this play dough mix gift idea with your own family's play dough recipe. The best recipes usually have some amount of cream of tartar for a preservative and oil to keep homemade play dough moist.
Kool-Aid Play Dough Recipe Mix
This play dough mix was created using two cellophane treat bags (available at craft and party stores) and decorated with twisted chenille stems...
To Make This Gift You'll Need:
Tools: Large spoon, medium sized mixing bowl and a canning funnel is helpful (roll a piece of paper into a funnel if needed).
Optional Additions: A wooden spoon and/or cookie cutters can be added as keepsake embellishments.
How to Make Kool-Aid Play Dough Recipe Mix:
That's it! Give and have fun!
No Kool-Aid? You can also make this mix without the Kool-Aid. My mom always made it with food coloring. If you'd prefer to give a play dough mix gift with food coloring or that's what your recipe calls for that's fun too...
You can turn the food coloring bottles into vibrant embellishments by using the food coloring to dye coffee filters and wrapping each color in it's own custom dyed coffee filter as shown to the right... give your recipient the full recipe so they can make it for years to come!
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