Reminiscing over here on my childhood summers and all the fun I had growing up during the 90's ! Some of my favorite memories were the pool parties, balloon fights, and making pitchers of Lemonde, Ice Tea, and Kool-Aid ( who else remembers those Kool-Aid commercials?!?) I've always wanted to try the fun Kool-Aid recipes I've seen, like hair dying and slime!! So I did a little research and surprisingly found so many ways to use Kool-Aid! So I gathered the supplies and decided we would have a fun Kool-aid filled day!! Here are the FOUR different ways we used Kool-Aid:
KOOL-AID PLAY DOUGH
1/2 cup boiling water
1 TSP cooking oil
1/4 cup salt
1/2 cup flour
1 package Kool-Aid
Stir water, oil and salt until dissolved
Stir in flour and Kool-Aid
Mix until cool enough to handle
Knead until it forms a soft dough
Store in fridge in air tight container
1 2/3 cups of corn starch
1 cup of cool water
1 packet of Kool-Aid, color of choice
Mix all ingredients in a bowl (use a fork to break things up)
Let it sit for a few minutes (10 max.)
KOOL-AID HAIR DYE
2 Kool-Aid packets
2 cups of water
Boil water and Kool-Aid in small saucepan ( for bright color, use 3 packets in 1 cup of water)
Remove from heat and transfer to heat resistant container
Carefully submerge hair into Kool-aid water ( it will be hot, so go slowly-- I only put the ends in)
Lift hair out of dye and carefully separate the hairs and re-dip hair ( I did this a few times!)
After 10 minutes slowly remove hair, squeeze out excess and blot with towel ( don't rub )
Let hair dry completely then wash as normal.
Enjoy your temporary hair color!!
Combine water, Kool-Aid packet, and squirt of dish soap. Stir
Give kids straws and let the fun begin!
If you'd liked to see us in action, watch our youtube video for all the Kool-Aid fun!!
Ellie had so much fun creating and playing with Kool-Aid, and also got to try the actual drink and she's a huge fan. I know will be experimenting with new Kool-Aid activities all summer long!
With love always,