Here is the recipe:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 Tbs. oil
1 package unsweetened Kool Aid
1 cup boiling water.
Mix all ingredients except the water in a bowl. I made three batches: one red, one blue, and one yellow. I bought lemonade Kool Aid for the yellow, but it turned out to be a yukky color. So we added a package of orange. Microwave the 1 cup water until it is boiling, and then add it to the mixture. Stir until combined, and then knead it as soon as it is cool enough to do so. This dough is not sticky, and is really easy to knead.
Julie divided each color of dough into five balls, one ball for each child.
Each child got a ball of red, yellow, and blue.
Then they divided their balls into three smaller balls, and mixed red and yellow to make orange, red and blue to make purple, and yellow and blue to make green.
Leah with her dough
The finished product!
A rainbow of colored playdough.
When the children were through playing, we put all of the balls of each color into separate zip-lock bags. I am not sure how long this playdough will last--but I plan to get it out a couple of times a week. The next time they play with it, I plan to give them cookie cutters.