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3 Kool Crafts That’ll Have You Say, Oh Yeah!

Peach mango, green apple, pink lemonade, black cherry, grape, and blue raspberry lemonade play dough? Brighten up your weekend with a few simple ingredients and get creative with homemade play dough, watercolors, and paint that are totally kool, incredibly vibrant and smell great!

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Kool-Aid Play Dough

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

Materials:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 envelope Unsweetened Drink Mix, any color or flavor
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. oil

How to make it:

  • Mix flour, salt, drink mix and cream of tartar in a saucepan until blended.
  • Stir in water and oil.
  • Cook on medium heat 5 minutes or until mixture forms a ball, stirring frequently.
  • Transfer to plate and cool.

Used and spilled plastic paint bottles

Kool-Aid Watercolors

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes

Materials:

  • 6 envelope Unsweetened Drink Mix, any color or flavor
  • 6 x 1 Tbsp. of water

How to make it:

  • Mix 1 envelope of drink mix with 1 Tbsp. of water in a small bowl or paint pot.
  • Repeat with remaining envelopes of drink mix.
  • Use to paint pictures on construction paper or poster board with small brushes.
  • Let dry completely.

*Pro tip: Use clean trash bags to protect your table or other surfaces from staining and have children wear old play clothes, just in case.

Colored glue bottles

Kool-Aid Colored Glue

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes

Materials:

  • 7 x 4 oz. bottles of white school glue
  • 7 envelope Unsweetened Drink Mix, any color or flavor

How to make it:

  • Remove lid from 1 bottle of glue.
  • Empty 1 envelope drink mix into a bottle and stir with a skewer to blend.
  • Repeat with remaining bottles of glue.
  • Squeeze colored glue onto construction paper or poster board to paint desired picture.
  • Let dry completely.

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