Hot chocolate is just one of those things that makes everyone feel happy, relaxed and ready to hang out. This hot chocolate playdough is just the thing to pull out on a cold winter day.
This fun chocolate playdough recipe comes from some of my personal favorite bloggers and kid activity writer. The team generously sent me their latest book so I could check it out for myself, and all opinions are my own.
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These inspiring ladies recently came out with a book featuring slimes, doughs and other moldable creation — 101 Kids Activities that are the Ooey, Gooey-est Ever!: Nonstop Fun with DIY Slimes, Doughs and Moldables. How’s that for a title?!?
Jam-packed with awesome recipes for kids ranging from preschool to older kids addicted to slime (I’m betting you know some!), this latest book is a must-have for any kid or teacher of younger children.
And I should note — the book is written directly to kids. So children can read it themselves and are told when they’ll need additional adult help or supervision.
I’m really pleased to share one of the recipes from the book with you today!
And keep the fun going with these homemade hot chocolate recipes!
Delightful Children’s Books about Winter
When you’re done playing, snuggle up with these delightful Childrens Books about Winter.
Or enjoy these wonderful Winter Books for Preschoolers, Animals in Winter Books for Kids, Snow Childrens Books and Winter Board Books for Preschoolers. It’s the perfect way to tie in the season to your Winter activities!
Hot Chocolate Playdough
For extra fun, pair this chocolate playdough recipe with their Marshmallow Playdough, which you can find in their recipe book, and stick it in a mug to make it look like real hot chocolate!
Ingredients for Hot Chocolate Playdough
- 2 cups (480 ml) water
- 1½ cups (188 g) flour
- 4 (0.75-oz [21 g]) packets of hot chocolate mix
- 1 cup (273 g) salt
- 2 to 3 tbsp (30 to 45 ml) vegetable oil
- Wax paper
What You Do
Mix the water, flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and vegetable oil over low heat in a saucepan and stir for about a minute until the dough is formed.
Let your dough cool and pull it out of the saucepan onto wax paper.
Knead the dough together until it is fully mixed. This dough will make your whole home smell as good as hot chocolate tastes!
Tip: If your dough is too oily, just add an extra packet of hot cocoa.
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Be sure to store in an airtight container. This dough has a limited shelf life.
Fun Printable Winter Activities
This collection of printable winter activities for kids is here to make this season even more magical!
- Antartic Animals Yoga Cards
- Winter Bingo Set
- Winter Mystery Puzzles
- Snowman Do a Dot Printables
- Artic Animals Yoga Cards
- Winter Bucket List Coloring Page
- Winter Science Activities Packet
- Fine Motor Mats for Winter
- Hibernating Animals Yoga Cards
- Winter Color Graphing Set
- Winter I Spy ‘Flip’ Board Game
- Winter Yoga Cards
These Winter printable activities are the perfect way to create cherished winter memories with your child.
Reprinted with permission from 101 Kids Activities That Are the Ooey, Gooey-est Ever! by Jamie Harrington, Brittanie Pyper, and Holly Homer, Page Street Publishing Co. 2018. Photo credit: Holly Homer, Jamie Harrington, and Brittanie Pyper.