Monday, June 02, 2008

"Play Doh Kit"









I decided to make something non candy for the kindergarten graduation treats. Of course they don't graduate until June 27th so things might change. I thought it would be fun for them to make their own play doh. I included the flour, salt, and kool-aid for color. I also included directions on how to make it. I made 20 of them. I used 2 containers of salt and about 1/2 of a 5 pound bag of flour. I packaged the salt and flour in baggies. I taped them and wrote if it was salt or flour on the baggie with a sharpie. If you could have seen my table. I should have taken a picture. I had 40 baggies of white powder. It looked like I was packaging drugs. LOL I printed out From Molly on the computer and punched them out with the SU tag punch and backed it with the large tag SU punch.
Here are the directions for making the play doh if you want to try it or make it for your kids classes.

Play Doh
½ cup boiling water
1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil
¼ cup salt (included)
½ cup flour (included)
1 package kool-aid (included)
Stir water, oil and salt until dissolved
Stir in Flour and Kool-Aid
Mix until cool enough to knead to desired consistency
Put in air tight container or zip loc bag
Store in fridge

33 comments:

Theresa said...

What a great idea. I love it!

Sandra Smart said...

Rochelle, you are amazing...how do you come up with these things??!!
Adorable, and I am definitely casing this one for our the kids at our church picnic! Thanks for sharing!

Courtney Fowler said...

How stinkin' cute is this??? Too bad my daughter's school ended over a week ago! Where were you then??? I could have used you then!!!

LOL!

StampingJoan said...

How fun! I remember making this for my son a while back (he's soon to be 13! UGH!) and he loved it! I remember having purple hands!

I know they will love it!

Tiya-B said...

thanks for the sharing, these look great!
When I made play doh 30 years ago we used food color not kool-aid ( I bet these smell wonderful) and baby oil not cooking oil and packaged them in tupperware colored cups with lids.
Can't wait for the grand children.

Michelle said...

What a great little gift! Those kids will go crazy over this!

JoAnna Goodman said...

What a terrific idea!

Chris said...

OMG, i love this idea!!! why aren't my kids small anymore so i can do this. damn, you always have the bestest ideas here....

Karen said...

Hi Rochelle, This is just the greatest idea for an end of year treat !! Will save this idea for my "future" grandchildren. Thanks for sharing !! Karen Rose

Latisha said...

Your post made me laugh >"< This is a great gift idea. Thank you for sharing the recipe, my niece is visiting for two weeks and this will be a fun craft to do

Sara Paschal said...

My Mom made us play dough all the time when we were growing up. The koolaid is a new thing for me, going to have to give it a try for our little one.

Happy Stamp Day!

Lori said...

Cuuuuuute! My son will be going to Kindergarten next year. I'm going to save this idea!

Bella Rose Creations said...

Okay you are just the best...my daughters BD party is in a few weeks and this was one of the things I was going to make. Now I have an easy to follow recipe! Thank You once again...you come up with the cutest favors.

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Sandy

kathleenh said...

Great idea Rochelle! My second grader wants to make a card for everyone in his class but I'm going to run this idea by him instead.

Sara Frawley said...

I'm soooo casing this idea... I have a first grader due to graduate this week! Thanks!

Melissa said...

This is a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing.

Coley said...

What a great idea! I too wish I had known of it before school ended here. Oh well, will save it for my files next year.

stampingmommy said...

Rochelle - you are simply amazing!! You come up with some of the coolest stuff!
Heather (SBS)

stampingmommy said...

Rochelle - you are simply amazing!! You come up with some of the coolest stuff!
Heather (SBS)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such great projects!!!

Becky said...

I am going to make the play doh on Saturday with my niece. I can't wait!!!

Scott said...

Looks like it wouldnt even be bad if the kids start eating it like I used to. :)

Rekehl said...

Great idea! I am so making these for Christmas gifts for my preschoolers. Thx!

kate said...

What a great idea! I found you though pinterest. Thank you for sharing!

Kim said...

adding a tablespoon of alum to the recipe will help keep the playdough soft for a longer amount of time and will also give it a better elasticity.

Anonymous said...

Is it sugar free koolaid? What is the packet size? Fun idea!!!!

Kelsey said...

As a little kid i used to make this with my grandmother. Only we used food coloring. It was so much fun for us to make together, and if i would eat it no harm done. Thank you for sharing this. :) Cant wait to make it again.

yoyorocketgirl01 said...

I always make play doh the first week of school with my 3 year olds how great will it be when they can take home the ingredients and show their parents what they did at school

Anonymous said...

I just made it! It smells amazing and it was an easy make, though I did add another half cup of flour.
Will be making this again!

Anonymous said...

These look like perfect favors for my daughter's upcoming 4th birthday! Could even coordinate the koolaid with the party theme. Thanks for the idea

Ms. Bonnie said...

I READ IN THE COMMENTS WHERE SOMEONE HAD TO ADD FLOUR. SHOULD I ADD FLOUR OR IS IT GREAT THE WAY IT IS ? NOT A COOK HERE..LOL I CAN NOT WING IT AND DO NOT KNOW IF I NEED TO ADD SOME MORE OF ANYTHING LOL. BUT I CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS FOR VALENTINES DAY. I THINK I WILL TRY THIS FIRST BY MYSELF,TO MAKE SURE I HAVE LEARN WHAT TO DO BEFORE I TEACH WHAT TO DO WITH THE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN! SO EXCITED!

Stephanie said...

I just made 3 of these kits and packaged them up for a cute bday gift for my daughter's preschool friend. Great idea and frugal too. Thanks!