Alice and I have enrolled in the parent/toddler class at the Edmonds Community College Center for Families and it is just as fun as when I took the boys as toddlers. If you’re in the area and have children in the age range they cater to, I highly recommend the program. The staff is wonderful and the resources are phenomenal.
Anywhoo, the child educator who led the class when the boys were tots is still there and Alice is already growing a fondness for her. We were sitting together at the playdough station and I was talking with her about how I had the recipe they use for making dough but it never turns out as great as theirs. She said they switched to a kool-aid recipe since it uses less cream of tartar (making it less expensive) and is a smoother consistency.
And heeeere it is!
2.5 cups flour*
1/2 cup salt
2 packages kool-aid
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons oil
Mix dry ingredients and then add the wet.
Knead until smooth (be careful it will be HOT) and let it cool for a minute or two, kneading until well mixed. Add additional flour or oil until desired consistency is reached.
*They add an extra half cup flour on average per batch.
Store in an air tight container and enjoy!
I love home made playdough, it’s inexpensive and you can easily whip up a big batch which is great when you have three kids playing playdough at the same time.