Guest Blogger: Running With Glitter!

I’m Kelly, I have a fun little blog called Running With Glitter

My daughter is the luckiest Kindergartner this year. 
She has Mrs. Haughey as a teacher. I’m so excited! 
If could magically make up the perfect teacher she would be it!
Today I’m going to share with you a simple Play Dough Recipe. 

Mrs. Haughey had a sign-up sheet for play dough at Meet the Teacher day. I was really excited when I saw that we could make our own since she was not requiring the store bought kind! Coincidentally, the son of one of my best friends is in my daughter’s class so we decided to have a play dough making party Friday after school! My favorite homemade play dough is Kool-Aid play dough. It has a surprisingly yummy scent and makes the dough a fun bright color.

Ingredients needed: 
Cooking Oil
Kool-Aid packet
Optional-food coloring if you want the colors richer

  • Time for Fun! Add 1 packet of Kool-Aid, 1 cup of white flour, 2 tablespoons of oil. 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of boiling water to a large mixing bowl.  Mix with a wooden spoon at first because it will be hot! 
  • When the dough cools enough, use your hands to knead the dough until the color is consistent and the dough is formed. 
  • When finished, place in an air-tight container or baggie for storing.  We had a great time making this, and I’m certain all the kids will all enjoy this yummy smelling play dough in their kindergarten class!


Thank you Mrs. Haughey for having me on your wonderful blog!
Over at my blog you will find tutorials, family fun and a little dose of healthy living. 
If you get a chance I’d love for you to visit me!

(From Sally:  Thank you Kelly for sharing your great playdough recipe and blog!!  Love, love, love your photography!  It is so beautiful!)

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  1. Thank you for having me. So fun!!!
    Jenn took most of the pics of the kids 🙂

  2. How neat! It is so colorful.

  3. Autumn says:

    I love your blog because I am going to be a teacher this year. So many projects I can do 🙂

  4. This playdough was fabulous! And the children loved the smell!

  5. I LOVE this project Kelly!!

  6. Can the play dough be stored for long term use? If so, how do I store it and how long will it last?

    Also, if one were to substitute sugar for the salt…. would the dough still work? Obviously, the salt is more of a deterrent for little mouths. But I’m just curious.

    • Hi Whitney!

      I have never substituted sugar for the salt so I have no idea. My feeling is that it would not be a good choice as it could get very sticky and gooey. But you never know until you try!

      Most of my playdough lasts about 2 – 3 weeks when used daily. It will begin to dry out. Also I like to make fresh batches for germ reasons! When the flu season starts I will make a new batch weekly.

      Hope that helps!

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