I bought off-name Kool-aid, flour, salt, and containers at The Dollar Tree. The only other ingredient I couldn't find there was oil.
I made a version of the recipe using step-by-step visual instructions. We ended up halving the recipe so each kid could make their own batch of play-doh. I have included the full and halved versions of the recipe. I had the kids make their play-doh in some leftover plastic cups from Halloween. This worked out pretty well, although I think bowls would have made it easier for them to stir.
Also, I made a comprehension sheet for the end of the activity. We didn't get to it during our 15-minutes, but at the end of the day, we had a little spare time, so I had my kids complete it then. It was interesting to see if they could answer the questions about an activity which occurred earlier in the day. They did great! I had 2 versions of this worksheet...one with visuals to help my students with lower comprehension and one that was completely blank. The blank version could be used for a variety of "special" activities.
And last, but not least, I wanted to allow you access to these resources as well. Click here to get your FREE copy of the recipes and worksheets :-).