BEST Kool Aid Playdough Recipe!

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We love homemade playdough here. I’ve always loved kool aid playdough because the kool aid makes it scented and colored! Bonus! Plus the kool aid doesn’t stain hands which was something I wondered about before making it. I have been on a quest to find the best kool aid playdough recipe out there and I’ve finally got a mixture that we love! It’s soft and molds really well. It doesn’t crumble like store bought brands do. It’s the BEST!

BEST Kool Aid Playdough Recipe!

Sarah @ Minnesota Mama's Must Haves
This is the BEST Kool Aid Playdough recipe. Super soft and moldable, doesn't crumble or stain hands. Keeps for a long time in an airtight container.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Playdough
Cuisine Don't eat!


  • 1 Envelope unsweetened Kool Aid
  • 2 C Water
  • 2 C Flour
  • 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 C Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil


  • Put 2 C water in pan.
  • Add Kool Aid and stir.
  • Cook on medium heat stirring constantly while adding remaining ingredients.
  • Playdough is ready when it comes together in a ball and the color deepens.
  • Let cool and then store in an airtight container.
  • *I have successfully made double batches of this. I wouldn't go larger than a double batch since it would get difficult to stir.

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  1. I have never tried making playdough, but sounds like fun. And now we’ve got the best recipe to try , thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ive always wanted to try making my own playdough! ive never heard of it with koolaid before. great idea

  3. Of all the play dough our kids have made,and we made ourselves as kids, I never once considered adding color to it. Thanks for the tip.

  4. I love this idea! Considering my son puts EVERYTHING in his mouth, I’ll need to try this for my daughter. I’ve packed away her other playdough because I don’t want her brother eating it. This would at least be safe for him! ๐Ÿ™‚

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