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
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.
- 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.”