This week in our groups we made homemade Kool-Aid play-dough. The children rolled out the play-dough with rolling pins. They used toy knives and toy scissors to cut the play-dough. They also used cookie cutters to cut out a variety of fun shapes!

Many of our activities we do with the children during group here at ECDA helps build their fine motor skills.  This week’s activity with play-dough was especially helpful in showing the children how to use different tools and to learn the purpose of each individual tool.

We would like to share the Kool-Aid play-dough recipe with you so you and your child can have fun with it at home!

Play-Dough Recipe

2 small packages of unsweetened Kool Aid

2 ½ cups flour

1 ½ cups salt

3 Tb. Wesson Oil

1 Tb. Alum

Add 2 cups boiling or very hot water to the above mixture and mix with a spoon.
Kneed on floured table or bread board
Add more flour if needed for desired consistency
Place in covered container

Play-dough is good for up to 3 to 4 weeks.