Monday, August 22, 2011

Kool Aid Clay and Cool (not Kool) Bowls

This is one fun clay to make. And easy. And safe. And smells yummy.
I have been super busy for the last couple of weeks - I have been presenting at Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Trainings all over the state and I have promised (more than once) to get this clay recipe on the blog! Sorry that it has taken so long. But here it is. I have been making it for years and it always turns out great!

Kool Aid Clay
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of salt
3 tbsp of oil
1 pkg unsweetened Kool Aid
1 cup of boiling water
Mix flour, salt and Kool Aid in a bowl. Add oil and then boiling water. Mix until well blended and ball of dough forms. That's it - takes 2 minutes!
This has so many uses in the classroom or for a fun time at home. First of all it is so inexpensive and makes a lot. It doesn't contain anything but food ingredients so if a child takes a taste it won't hurt them. It doesn't taste good - very salty, but safe. It's easy to clean up when it hardens. You can roll it out, use cookie cutters, etc. And it's fun to test the sense of smell. You can mix up all different flavors of kool aid and do a smell test- see who guesses the most flavors correctly!!

And now, cool bowls...

I found this little stack of bowls at Ikea the other day. I think they were less than 2 dollars! They are great for color sorting and color mixing activities. Sort M & M's or fruit loops or even colored paper clips. Doesn't quite work for  a Roy G Biv activity but any rainbow story activity would work with these bowls.
  They are just cute. And I had to have them!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for posting the clay recipe!!! I'll be trying it with my 3-year-old! :)