Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kool-Aid - Painting and Play dough

We painted with Kool-aid! Instead of adding it to other paint like I saw on some other blogs, we opted to use it more like a liquid watercolor by adding a small amount of water to each colored powder. Unfortunately, my camera was MIA during our wonderful sensory painting experience so I only have photos of the finished product:

Another wonderful thing you can do with Kool-Aid is to color and scent your homemade play dough. Here is our favorite dough recipe:

1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
1 c. water
1 Tbsp cooking oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
1-2 pkg Kool-Aid

Mix all ingredients in a microwave save cooking dish.
Cook on high in microwave for 3 minutes
Remove from microwave, stir well.
Cook for one minute, stir, repeat until the dough is no longer sticky.
Remove from the dish- knead and remove any lumps.

This dough can also be cooked on the stove-top. We prefer to make it in the microwave as it is much more difficult to burn and the children are more active participants in the process.
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jwg said...

You can also mix the unsweetened kind with some elmers and get incredubly shiny and great smelling paint. It takes a while to dry but you can paint on almost anything and it smells good.

Amy A @ Child Central Station said...

Great Idea! I've mixed regular paint with glue before, but not Kool-aid! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas. Love the kool-aid and glue idea!
The paintings are very cute.

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