Scented Patriotic Play Dough


Happy 4th of July!! Looking for an indoor activity to keep the kids occupied?

Here is a quick and easy project for kids of all ages!  Even better is that this recipe is so simple that they can even help you by adding the flour and water to the bowl so they can feel involved!

Patriotic Play Dough

1 cup water
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup salt
2 pkgs of Kool-Aid mix (choose 2 of the same flavor) OR 1/2 oz of liquid Kool-Aid
4 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup flour


  • Mix water, oil, Kool-Aid dry mix or liquid and salt into a medium saucepan.
  • Cook until salt is dissolved and then add in flour and cream of tartar.
  • Mix well until it forms into a ball, remove from heat and let cool completely before handling. Enjoy!
  • *You’ll need to make this recipe twice – once for blue (Kool-Aid ice blue raspberry) and once for red (strawberry or cherry). To make the white scented, try 2-3 drops of essential oil or a clear extract such as peppermint; add in after the play dough is cooked and cooled. Knead well.


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