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10 Ways for Kids to Play With Kool Aid This Summer

Kool-Aid is not just for drinking. While this colorful drink is a hit for the kids in the summer, you can do more than mix than up a glass for them.

Turn the colorful sweet-smelling powder into a fun afternoon craft when you need some quiet time or looking for a way to wait out a rainy day.

Whether you turn it into a sweet treat or a fun craft, Kool-Aid has so many different uses.

Kool-Aid Playdough

Get ready for the best-smelling most colorful playdough recipe yet! Easy to make, this is one craft your kids will be begging to help you make. Choose your favorite Kool-Aid flavor and get ready to strengthen those fine motor skills, create sculptures, and more with this great smelling toy. Get the recipe here.

Kool-Aid Hair Dye

Have your kids been begging you to let them dye their hair? This is the perfect compromise that will make them happy and keep you from feeling like they're growing up too quickly. Try dying the tips of their hair with Kool-Aid using these instructions from Surviving the Stores.

Kool-Aid Dyed Pasta

Take your pasta necklaces to the next level with this Kool-Aid dying technique. With just a few simple ingredients you can dye pasta bright colors for your kids to craft with in the morning. From pasta art to sculptures and jewelry, this will surely be a hit.

Kool-Aid Popcorn

Turn the kids' afternoon snack into the colors of the rainbow with the help of Kool-Aid. Make them in the colors of sports teams, or your child's favorite color and surprise them with a fun snack. With only a few ingredients, and this recipe, you can enjoy some delicious colorful popcorn.

Kool-Aid Bubbles

Every kid loves bubbles, so why not make your own! Have your kids blow up something amazing, thanks to the colorful use of Kool-Aid. I bet they won't be able to get enough of this activity.

Continue to the next page for recipes for Kool-Aid Lip Gloss, Rock Candy and more.

Kool-Aid has been around since 1927. Edwin E. Perkins wanted to dehydrate Fruit-Smack by tinkering with the recipe by finding the right mixture of dextrose, citric acid, tartaric acid, flavoring and food coloring.

When it was first introduced it was available in 6 flavors including raspberry, cherry, grape, lemon, orange and root-beer.

What is your favorite Kool-Aid flavor?

Kool-Aid Rock Candy

Your kids will love this science experiment that will have them making their own candy. This is a great summer activity that the kids will love to make and enjoy afterwards.

Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

Let's be honest, kids love lip gloss- and so do we! Put together this fun craft to pass the afternoon this summer. With only 3 ingredients you can create more lip gloss than you will ever need.

Kool-Aid Puffy Paint

Texture is everything to the kids, so this craft supply is a guaranteed winner for the little ones. This recipe smells so good you will have to remind your kids not to eat it. The best part is you can make up a bunch of colors and get crafting for an entire afternoon.

Kool-Aid Taffy

With all the flavor options of Kool-Aid, it really open up the door to start experimenting. This summer make your own homemade taffy in a variety of flavors thanks to Kool-Aid and a few other ingredients. Which one will you make first?

Kool-Aid Tie Dye

If your kids love the look of tie dye but you don't want to risk them with the real stuff, this craft will make for a great summer activity. With just a few ingredients and a pair of plastic gloves you can make some fun colored shirts that your kids will love to wear!