Sunday, July 3, 2011

"Kool" Recipe

Who doesn't love play dough?!   If the kids are looking for something to do on a summer afternoon, gather up a few ingredients and whip up some Kool-Aide Play Dough!   It's cheap and easy AND it smells good too :-)   Play dough is a GREAT way to encourage fine motor development.  Show the kids how to roll the play dough into balls or a snake shape or even a pancake.  Give them a few simple tools like a rolling pin, cookie cutters, and plastic knives, and there sure to keep busy for quite a while!  Here's a recipe I've used from

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 (1/4 ounce) packages of Kool-Aide (you pick the flavor!)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups boiling water (parents get to do this part)
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  1. Mix dry ingredients, add wet.
  2. Knead until smooth (careful---it's HOT and may take a minute or 2 before you can really get your hands in there to knead). You might need extra flour for desired consistency.
  3. Grab the cookie cutters and rollers and have FUN!!!

Jen Dermody, OTR/L

1 comment:

  1. Love the "Kool" Recipe! We have a cookbook at the clinic I work at with a variety of recipes in it..I'll have to add this one! And I'll have to do a recipe post as well and share some of the ones we use often. I just started an OT blog..come check it out!
    Thanks for sharing!