Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Classmate gifts

Harper's kindergarten class has been such a blessing.  All the kids in there are so sweet and they all get along and play together so we wanted to give all her friends a little end of the year gift.  I, of course, went straight to Pinterest and saw this cute and cheap idea so we went with it...

We got one pack of Kool-Aid for each child and attached it to a Krazy Straw and added a little note.  For her class of 18, this only cost me $8 and I have some packets and straws left over.  The straws come in packs of 6 at the Dollar Tree and I got the packets of mix at Target-5/$1

We loved this idea so much that we made a few more for Harper's soccer team for end of the season teammate gifts.

If you didn't want to do the straws with the Kool-Aid, I also saw a recipe for making your own play dough that you could type out an attach to the packets.  

Here's the recipe...

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar 
1 package unsweetened Kool Aid mix
1 cup water 
1Tbsp vegetable oil

Directions: Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool Aid in a medium pan. Add the water and oil. Stir over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes. Remove the mixture when it forms a ball. Knead it until it’s smooth. Let cool and store in an airtight container OR have fun playing!!! Repeat for each color of play dough you want to make.

Have any fun, cute, and cheap ideas for end of the year classmate gifts?


  1. Isn't the color in Kool-Aid permanent?

    1. I'm not sure. I haven't tried to recipe for the play dough myself. I just posted it as an alternative to giving the straws with the packets.

  2. How did you attach the straw to the packet?

  3. A couple of small pieces if transparent tape did the trick.