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For our scented dough, we decided to make Kool-Aid scented play dough using a recipe from Kraft. I was interested to see how this would turn out using just the Kool-Aid powder for the scent and color. We went with pink lemonade, lemonade, and orange for our flavors.
I started with the pink lemonade flavor. When I mixed up the dry ingredients, I started to wonder whether the color would show or not.
But once I added the water and oil, the color showed and I felt a little less worried…lol.
Here’s the lemonade-flavored batch.
And the orange-flavored batch. You just combine the ingredients and stir over medium heat for a few minutes until you get a ball of play dough.
Let them all cool for a little bit and you’re ready to go! A word of caution: This dough dries out very quickly, so you’ll want to cover it up if you don’t intend to use it right away.
Now for the verdict: Of these three flavors, the orange was definitely the best. It produced the best color and it smelled wonderful! The pink lemonade had a slight scent, and the lemonade didn’t smell like much of anything…lol. Using a stronger flavor like fruit punch would probably be even better. 🙂
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I love it! They look so inviting!
Thanks! It was wayyyy easier than I expected. 🙂
Michelle G. says
I love that you made homemade play dough for this! I tried adding Kool-aid to regular Play Dough, and the Play Dough smell was overpowering. The orange sounds yummy!
It really does smell good! But I think that fruit punch would probably be amazing!
Jennifer Dawn says
What a great idea to use kool-aid!
Thanks! I was just being lazy…lol. 🙂