That’s right we are making some homemade Kool-Aid Playdough today! 

How fun is this?

Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe. Kids love this stuff! #kids


This is an awesome and easy recipe.

Your kids will love it and it is a perfect activity for the weekends and school breaks.

The colors come from the different Kool-Aid flavors and the playdough smells yummy.

Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe. Kids love this stuff! #kids


Here is the recipe!

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Kool-Aid Playdough
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Total time
Recipe type: Playdough
Serves: 6
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • ¼ Cup Salt
  • 1 Packet Kool-Aid
  • ⅔ Cup Water *You will end up using between ½ and ⅔ cup.
  • 1 Tb. Oil
  1. Mix the flour, the salt, and the Kool-Aid together.
  2. Boil the water.
  3. Add the oil to the water.
  4. Pour some of the water into the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon. Keep adding water and work the dough until the color is uniform and feels like playdough.
*Don't feel like you need to use the full ⅔ Cup water. The amount you'll use will be between ½ and ⅔ of a cup. Store the playdough in an air tight bag or these small containers. This recipe will fill 6 {2 oz.} mini cups.


 I thought it would be fun to put the playdough inside of Easter Eggs for Easter.

Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe. Kids love this stuff! #kids


If you want to do this make sure to first add tape to the inside of the eggs.

The eggs come with small holes and you want to cover them so they become air tight,

this way the playdough doesn’t dry.

Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe. Kids love this stuff! #kids


I found these clear small 2 oz. containers in the paper plate aisle at Wal-Mart.

They came in a bag of 50 cups with lids.

I ended up using 42 of them… I know, I made 7 batches of playdough, one for each Kool-Aid color.

Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe. Kids love this stuff! #kids


If you decide to use these small mini cups divide the playdough in 6 equal balls.

Each batch should give you enough playdough to fill six containers of one color.

Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe. Kids love this stuff! #kids


Give this Kool-Aid playdough recipe a try with your little kiddos.

Mine loved to help me mix the dough.

Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe. Kids love this stuff! #kids


A fun thing about it is that you won’t know what color it is going to turn out until the water is added.

The little ones get so excited trying to guess what color the playdough is going to be.

 It is so pretty and so much fun to make!

Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe. Kids love this stuff! #kids


I hope you give it a try!

Here is another fun project that my kids loved.

Click here to see how to make Glitter Slime.


Don’t you think this playdough will make adorable Easter Basket stuffers?

We do!

So we made a little free printable toppers that you can use to decorate the small playdough cups

or use them as cupcake toppers for Easter. Click here to print them!

Easter Toppers Free Printable & Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe. #kids #Easter

Anyways, I better go. Make sure you have a wonderful day!



I am sharing our Kool-Aid Playdough over at these awesome link parties.



Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.

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69 Responses to Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe

  1. Abby Stoudt says:

    I made this, and i love it! one thing though: my cat is addicted to it! i’m not kidding, i let her sniff it, and she wont stop trying to eat it, if i leave it alone, she tries to eat it, and i have to keep it under surveillance!

  2. Teresa says:

    Thanks so much for the kool aid tip to playdough. Does it stain the kids’ hands? Thanks!

  3. Jeanine says:

    Hey there, love these colors! In fact I love your web space here because of all the gorgeous colorful projects you display! …Just curious before I try this: Did you purposely not put any Cream of Tartar (or Canada here CREME de Tartar lol) in the recipe, or is it forgotten?

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