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Summer has us busy with lots of fun activities!  But, we still have to have home days a couple days a week.  You know… so mom can do the laundry and clean the house!  Even though my boys are 5 and (almost) 7, they are still always happy to play with playdough several times a week! I love watching their little imaginations create fun things! This Stay Soft Playdough recipe has been our favorite for years! We’ve tried several other recipes, but always come back to this one!


1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 packet unsweetened Koolaid
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil


1) Combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt, 2 tablespoon cream of tartar, 1 packet koolaid and 1 cup water.

2) Turn on medium heat and stir in 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil and keep stirring for 3 to 5 minutes until the mixture forms into a ball. The mixture will darken in color.

3) Remove from heat and knead for a minute or two.

4) Store in a air tight container or ziplock bag.



My kids love this Toolin’ Around Set and they have this fun Create a Monster set, but sadly I can’t find a link for it anymore.  It’s sort of like this fun Shape A Pet Set though (fyi-these are all affiliate links)!





Make sure and store the playdough in air tight containers!  Snapware works awesome if you have any of it laying around!



Looking for some more fun kids projects or summer activities?

60 Days of Summer Fun | Kids Squirt Painting | Homemade Finger Paint | IceCream in a Bag  

Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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