Fun Recipes

My hope is to get this area filled with recipes for playdoh, slime and all such things.  I'm starting with my very favorite kool-aid playdoh recipe... Have fun!

I've used this recipe for years
Kool-aid Playdoh

2 c. flour
1 c. salt
2 tbsp. cooking oil
4 tsp. cream of tartar
3 pkg. unsweetened Kool-Aid*
2 c. water

Mix all ingredients. Cook over medium heat until mixture forms a ball. Dump onto counter and knead (it will be hot initially). Store in airtight container.  It lasts for weeks. Makes enough for 4 children.

*Do not use grape kool-aid unless you would like gray playdoh.  Strawberry, cherry, lemonaid (add a little extra yellow food color for deeper yellow tint), lemonlime, berry blue and orange all have nice vibrant colors and fruit scents.


Homemade Bubbles

1 cup water
2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 tablespoons glycerin
4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid
Mix it all together and have fun

Slime Recipe
  • 1/4 cup white Glue
  • 1 tbsp Borax (found in laundry detergent area in grocery stores)
  • Few drops of food coloring
  • Water 1¼ cup
  • Mix ¼ cup glue and ¼ cup water in a bowl.
  • To the remaining 1 cup of water (add a few drops of food color at this point)add borax powder and let is rest a minute or two.
  • Mix both the solutions together and remove slime from any left over water. 
  • Store in ziploc bags in refrigerator and it will last for awhile.

Pumpkin Pie Playdoh

This is my favorite Fall playdoh recipe... It smells delicious and makes a huge amount that lasts a long time if kept in an air tight container.  Enjoy!

 5 1\2 Cups Flour,
2 Cups Salt,
8 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
3\4 Cup Oil
1 Container (1 1\2 ounces) Pumpkin Pie Spice

Orange Food Coloring
4 Cups Water

Mix all of the ingredients together. Cook and stir over medium heat until all lumps appear and the dough begins to form a ball. Knead the dough until smooth.