Thursday, June 13, 2013

Children's Scented Play Dough Recipe

Pink Lemonade Play Dough
Perhaps you thought that those powdered combinations of artificial colors and artificial flavours sold as children's drink mixes were entirely useless?


They can be made into a great toy!

I adapted this recipe from the Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions - a really fun book for all sorts of homemade toys.

And, if you're like me, and find the scent of the commercial stuff rather nauseating, you'll probably find this one much more pleasant.

You can choose whichever scent and color you like of drink powder. We've used Strawberry, Blue Raspberry & Pink Lemonade with nice results.

My little one considers it a special treat to be able to make this together.

Children's Scented Play Dough Recipe
Choose whatever size scoop you like, and use these proportions:

Mix together
2 Scoops All-Purpose Flour
1 Scoop Salt
Unsweetened drink mix powder - as much as desired (I use Kool-Aid or its Store Brand Equivalent)
1 Scoop cool water
1/4 Scoop cooking oil
stir, then knead briefly, then play

Note: Color will not show up until liquid is added - I use about 1 envelope of drink powder for each cup of Flour, but you can use more for a more intense color.

This is being shared at Kids in the Kitchen


  1. Oooooh thanks for this - can't wait to try it with my 4-year-old, I think she'll love this!!!!

    1. Yup - it's a great summer project for little ones. It's especially exciting to watch the color appear as the liquid is added : ) Let me know how it goes!


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