I want to make some play dough for the kids. The black play dough roads have been played out. When I ask the kids to pick a color, they say rainbow. I make red, green and blue. We use my favorite favorite favorite play dough recipe from Pink and Green Mama this February break:


1 Cup of Flour
1/2 Cup of Salt
3 teaspoons. of Oil
1 Small Package of Kool Aid
1 Cup of Boiling Water

Mix the dry ingredients. Then, Add Oil and Boiling Water. Stir well then, knead on a piece of waxed paper. (It will be hot for a couple of minutes.) Store in the fridge in a container.

This is how I set it up for them to find when they’re done with a little show.

The kids dig in using some traditional play dough tools, like mini rolling pins, scrapers, things to poke. It doesn’t take long before the 3 separate balls of color are mixed up, all except for Friend H, the oldest and the only girl. The boys’ play dough looks like tie dye.

Friend H keeps her colors separate and builds a road.