What do you do when a pretty little girl with big blue eyes tugs on your ratty ol' yoga pants and says "Mamma, can I pway wif pink pwaydough...stwaaaabewwwy kind..paweeeeease?" You make a fresh batch of strawberry kool-aid play dough that's what you do. And if you've been out in the hot noon-day sun pushing them on the swings for what seems like hours and hours you just might be delierous enough to let them help! But it will be so much fun and so very worth it to see them with the satisfaction of being helpers in the kitchen.
We make a new batch every three months or so unless one of the kids gets sick, then it goes right into the trash. I believe homemade play dough lasts much longer than store bought play dough and I like knowing that it won’t kill anybody if they do a little taste test now and then. I especially like the yummy smell the kool-aid flavor gives. The recipe I’m posting was shared in an Early Childhood Curriculum course I took while I was in college. So take a break and go make some playdough for the kids or grandkids. It's so easy...you'll be glad you did.