There are certain scents that mean summer like freshly mowed lawns, the smell of an up-coming rain, slathered on sunscreen, salty sea air, perfectly sliced cold watermelon and sweet, sweet Kool-Aid.
If you don’t know the story of Kool-Aid inventor, Edwin Perkins, take a few minutes to read about him. After reading about him, you might want to travel to Hastings, Nebraska for the Kool-Aid Days Festival (Aug 9-11).
Or, you can stay home and play. 🙂
You can easily whip up a pitcher of tasty Kool-Aid, and with the following recipe you can create some fun, sweet-smelling Kool-Aid Play Dough.
- 1 Kool-Aid packet
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup salt
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- Medium-sized bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Boil the water and add the oil. Let sit and cool off a bit.
- Mix Kool-Aid, flour and salt together.
- Carefully pour some of the water into the dry ingredients and mix.
- Keep adding water and work dough until the color is uniform and it feels like Playdoh. (Store in air-tight container)
Summer days. There’s nothing like them. So, after a fun day outside, bring the summer indoors. One Kool-Aid flavor at a time.