How to make Kool-Aid Play-Doh

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


Why buy Play-Doh when you can make it at home? It’s super soft and has a light scent from the Kool-Aid. Recipe from


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 package Kool-Aid or flavored drink mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  1. In a heavy saucepan, add the flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid, whisk slightly
  2. Pour in the water and oil
  3. Heat and stir until the Play-Doh is combined – about 2-3 minutes – mixture will be clumping
  4. Remove from pan onto a piece of wax paper and let cool until easy to handle
  5. For the Hearts, roll out Play-Doh on wax paper about 1/2 inch thick and cut with heart shaped cookie cutter
  6. Store in airtight container {we used our Food Saver system and it worked great}


For the Classroom Gifts, I made a triple batch and got 18-20 hearts cut with a 3 inch cookie cutter

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