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Consider summer play dough when you are planning activities for the summer. Start by remembering that the Bible says God made summer (Psalm 74:17).

Enjoy the colors of fruit-scented play dough. (See



Supplies for Summer Play Dough:

  • Ingredients and supplies are underlined in recipe printed below. Notice the

“extra” ingredient n this basic recipe is Kool-Aid®.

  • Use Kool-Aid® to add fruit scents and color to the play dough:

grapes—Grape; peaches—Peach Mango; strawberries—Strawberry;

watermelon—Watermelon (Invisible Watermelon with scent and no color

was used with green food color added.)

Bonus Idea: Lemonade Play Dough–Lemonade Kool-Aid®, yellow food color


Summer Play Dough

Basic Play Dough Recipe:

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1-2 package Kool-Aid® (number of packages determines color)

1 tablespoons cooking oil

1/2 cup salt

1 cup water

Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and Kool-Aid® together. Mix

the cooking oil in the water and add to the dry ingredients. Stir with wooden

spoon and pour mixture in a nonstick pan. (Ingredients may be mixed in the pan.)

Stir constantly until dough pulls away from the sides of pan. This process takes

about 3 minutes. Empty dough onto waxed paper. Knead until smooth and cool.

Store in a zip-lock bag or airtight container.

Teaching Tips:

  • Ask children to name favorite fruits. Consider displaying fruits to match

fruit-scented play dough.

  • Say: “God gives us things to enjoy (2 Timothy 6:17) in the summertime.”




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