Sunday, 9 March 2014

Kool Aid playdough

Kool Aid is an American drink (designed for children) which you mix with water and add ridiculous amounts of sugar to. For some reason we had three sachets kicking about our study so I thought, "hey, what about making it into dough?" Turns out I wasn't the first person to try this, but I'm glad I did because the smells are really exceptional.

I had three sachets: Summer fruits, Orange and Lemonade.  

The recipe:
2 cups of plain flour.
1/4 cup of table salt.
1 Sachet of Kool Aid.
3 tablespoons of cooking oil.
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar.
1 cup of just boiled water.

Add the ingredients together and give it a good mix. Treat like regular playdough by keeping it in an air tight container and refigerate when not being used.

The Summer fruits and the Orange both turned out beautifully. They smell fab and the colours are strong enough to be attractive. The lemonade had a little smell but just looked like regular plain dough, so that was a little disappointing.

Next time you're in an American sweet shop pick up a sachet. They're about 50p but worth every penny for the scent! Enjoy.