As we are continuing to learn about our 5 senses at preschool, I thought some play dough that appealed to our sense of smell and sense of sight was in order.
Kool-Aid play dough was a perfect fit! Our students loved the vivid colors, and were so surprised when they gave it a sniff! 🙂
They have enjoyed guessing what the different doughs smelled like, too.
I ended up making several batches, using different Kool-Aid flavor packets, but each flavor comes together very quickly, so the total time was not too bad, and so worth it!
1 Cup flour
1/2 Cup salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Cup water
1 packet of Kool-Aid mix (I used the smallest- .13oz, and it had plenty of color and scent, except Lemonade- see note!)
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, thoroughly blending. Place water and oil in a saucepan and whisk to blend. Pour dry ingredients in the saucepan and stir. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until dough starts to form a ball around the spoon. Remove from saucepan and let cool on counter. When cool to the touch, knead for a few minutes. Enjoy and then store in a zip lock bag when done!
*Note- the Lemonade flavor, while producing a really nice scent, did not turn the play dough yellow. The picture above was with a tsp. of yellow food coloring added. All the other flavors had a great color and I did not have to add any food coloring.
We printed out a simple Rainbow Play Dough Mat, added some play dough scissors, rolling pins, and heart-shaped cookie cutters (as Valentine’s Day is coming soon!), and yummy-scented play dough fun, was had by all!