Play Dough-Palooza Recap – Daniel Boone Regional Library

Play Dough-Palooza Recap

Last week, the Columbia Public Library hosted a lively group of kiddos and parents for our Play Dough-Palooza program. But don’t worry if you missed out on the fun! Using the printable dinner plate template, you and your little one can make a delicious play dough dinner, snack, or brunch. (It’s never too early to learn about the finer things in life.) For extra sensory sensations, you can even make your own scented play dough. See the recipe below. While it may be appealing to the eyes and nostrils, I wouldn’t recommend eating your creations, since you might surpass your sodium intake for the year.

Scented Play Dough


  • 2 packages of Kool-Aid
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 c. salt
  • 2 c. boiling water
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 4 tbsp. cream of tartar (optional)
  • Mixing spoon
  • Bowl


Pour boiling water into a bowl. Add the salt, cooking oil and Kool-Aid. After the Kool-Aid has dissolved, mix in the flour a little at a time. Wait for the mix to cool, and then knead it with your hands.  If you plan to use your play dough for more than a couple of days, add the cream of tartar and store it in a gallon-sized bag.