Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kool Aid Playdough Legos

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I am so excited about these!  Anjeanette, Katrina, and I all have boys with Birthdays this month!  All of these boys picked Lego Themed Birthdays.  Thankfully they each went with a different secondary theme.  YAY!  We had no clue that the other boys were doing this theme as well.  How fun!  Normally we talk a lot about the work we are doing on our parties.  This time we didn’t.  We wanted to come up with our own ideas.  So be prepared for some neat Lego Parties in the next month!
Another interesting tidbit is that these boys’ ages range 4 years!  I love Legos, and that they are universally cool for all ages!
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Those clear plastic squares above are molds that were made from actual Lego pieces using orthodontist tools. kool aid playdough lego molds 2
My Son is just going with a straight up theme of Legos!  I was thrilled when he came up with this idea.  I LOVE these molds and am going to make so many different things with them!  (So stay tuned).
In our family, as many of you know, we have to be concerned with special dietary needs of many of the cousins (which makes it kind of nice that not one is singled out for it!).  So, one of my goals is always to come up with as many things that are not food related as I can.  My goody bags will have no candy in them, so that no one feels left out.  Having these molds opens up so many fun options for me (I’m keeping the rest a secret)!
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First up, I made Kool Aid Playdough Legos.  I used to buy knick knacks from Oriental Trading Company, Dollar Store, etc to fill my goody bags.  Now I try to make the things that go into my goody bags (including the goody bags themselves).  I am quite aware that once the kids get their hands on their playdough legos, they will no longer be lego shapes.  However, that is fine with me.  I wanted something that kids would actually want to play with.  Making it into the Lego shape just fits well with the theme and will look cute in their goody bags!
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I chose to make Kool Aid Playdough because the Kool Aid would automatically color it, and I love that it scents it as well!  Plus, it’s always fun to make.  Here’s the recipe that I used, but there are a million recipes that I’m sure will work just fine!  I’ve heard you can even store this kind of playdough indefinitely.   I did keep my Pumpkin Spice Playdough around for the whole month of November and it was still just fine when I finally tossed it.

Kool Aid Playdough
1 C Flour
1/2 C Salt
1 pkg Kool Aid
2 tsp Cream Of Tartar
1 C Water
1 TBL Vegetable Oil
Boil the water and vegetable oil.  Stir all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Add the dry ingredients to the boiling water and oil.  Mix until it forms into a ball.  Then, knead the dough by hand.  It will be quite hot at first so be careful.  Keep the dough in a sealed container like a ziplock baggie.  No need to refrigerate.
This is NonToxic!  YAY!

I figured I needed to throw in a few posts that were not Valentine’s related, this month!  Plus, I am just so excited about my Son’s Birthday that I thought I’d give you guys a preview of some of the things I am hard at work making for his party!


We are linking up to Fireflies and Jellybeans and Skip To My Lou, Twice Remembered, and amylouwho, and DIY Day, and Today's Creative Blog and The Girl Creative, and Blue Cricket Design, and WFMW, and Life As Lori, Somewhat Simple, Look What I Made!


Jeanette said...

That is so cute, you always have the best ideas.

shansen20 said...

Oh man, how I'd have loved to have that mold! I just did a lego party for my 6 year old and his friends. It was great fun!!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I've gotten some personal messages about these molds. These were made with orthodontist equipment that makes invisalign type braces. However, you could do the same thing by making a mold out of clay, urethane, silicone, etc or other substances that can make molds of things. There are so many things out there that can do this. It's one of those times I couldn't find what I wanted, so I used what I do have (thankfully I have fun machines and tools and craft supplies!) to make what I wanted!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

That is one of the coolest things I have seen for boys! I love it !

Jen @ said...

What a great idea! I had never heard of kool aid playdough. So cool!!!

Thanks for linking up!!!


Unknown said...

You are FULL of awesome ideas!! I shared an award with you today!! Pop over and see!

Sandy said...

this idea was so cute, I had to send it to my daughter...

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a cute idea! I still love pating with legos...and playdough!

Threebusybs said...

I love you blog! Oh, how we would love to have these molds. However, we will learn to live with because I am not make them. =(

I have left you some sunshine on my blog. If you get them time check it out!


Kris said...

These are so, so cute! What a fun idea. My little boy LOVES legoes. I'm going to have to remember it for sure!

Unknown said...

i AM DROWNING IN GREAT IDEAS, NEVER SAW SO MANY IN ONE PLACE. THANKS how long have you been blogging, loved the kool aid playdough and the lego party what kinds of games did you play at the party? what kinds of loot was in the goody bags??? How do you do the technorati tags??? i am new to blogging.

Lori said...

I'm telling you, you are way to cool...

Thanks again for joining Get your craft on Thurs.

2sisters said...

Okay, I love all the lego ideas! My mother in law makes this playdoh but has never add the kool aid. I am going to have to try it. I love it!

Shelley said...

How Fun! Thanks for letting us know! We will bookmark this for sure! :) Thanks! Shelley {}

Dan Eastwood said...

A great tip! That mold looks a lot like vacuum-formed polyurethane, or maybe pressure formed, but either way it is an incredibly useful tool for crafts and hobbies. I've been trying to track down a supplier, but I keep finding the braces and not the supplier. Can you provide any more information about where I might be able find this?

Katherine said...

Thanks for the Kool-Aid Playdough recipe. My son and I made some playdough yesterday while it was raining. He loved helping out but didn't want to wait for it to cool off! :)

shively4jesus said...

please tell us how to make the lego molds. love that idea!

Lisa Williams said...

Thanks for this idea! I am going to buy a big tub of red PlayDoh and use a candy mold.

Tabitha said...

How long is the play dough good for? When I've made finger paint it only lasted 3 weeks. So I was just curious how long it was good in your experience.
Thank you! Great idea! I know my toddler will love it. :) I love that its non toxic because he still loves putting everything in his mouth.