Homemade Valentine's Day Playdough

Have fun this Valentine's day creating playdough hearts with this colorful play dough. One of our favorite recipes.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    To make playdough mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid in a medium saucepan. Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3-5 minutes. When mixture forms a ball in pan remove. Knead until smooth. Put in plastic bag and refrigerate.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Introduce a variety of materials to add texture and experiment with the playdough. Try toothpicks, rolling pins, plastic utensils, straws.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Done!

    My kids enjoyed making Valentines cookies with our playdough. The koolaid added to the playdough makes it smell delicious and gives it an especially vibrant color.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

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