Miss Melissa’s Sensory Inventions

Miss Melissa’s Summer Sensory Inventions

Need one last summer activity before you send your kids to school?

How about making…..

Kool-Aid Playdough!!


1 cup of flour

¼ cup of salt

1 pack of Kool-Aid

⅔ cup of water

1 tb. of oil


  1. Mix the flour, the salt, and the Kool-Aid together
  2. Boil the waterAdd the oil to the water
  3. Pour some of the water into the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon. Keep adding water and work the dough until the color is uniform and feels like play dough.
  4. ***Don’t feel like you need to use the full ⅔ Cup water. The amount you’ll use will be between ½ and ⅔ of a cup. Store the playdough in an airtight bag

Benefits from Kool-Aid play dough

-Develops fine motor skills

-Improves sensory processing skills

-Supports motor planning skills

-Implement as a calming strategy

-*Encourages handwriting skills


*Having difficulty encouraging your child to practice their handwriting skills? Encourage the child to write out the instructions and ingredients before starting!

Yours in Health,

New Horizons Wellness Services
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Tigard, OR 97223

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