Chocolate Playdough is a great sensory tool to use and can be used in so many different experiences with children. Children can make pretend cupcakes, and make a birthday cake, for hot chocolate on a cold day. Adding chocolate playdough to use with different materials provides children with an endless amount of fun and learning possibilities. The following provides the recipe to make chocolate playdough.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1-2 envelopes of cocoa powder
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
What To Do
- Add the flour, salt, and cream of tartar to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, add the water and oil. Stir well to mix both ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until the dough is no longer lumpy.
- Place the pan over medium heat, constantly stirring, until a stiff dough ball forms (about 2 minutes). The dough will look like mashed potatoes.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes.
- Knead the dough for about 5 minutes or until it is soft and pliable.
- Store Chocolate Playdough in a zipper bag or an airtight container for a few weeks.
Hints and Tips
- Add white pom pom for children to make hot chocolate.
- Add baking items for children to pretend to make a cake and cupcakes
- Give this along with a cake playdough mat for a child's birthday
- Add vanilla essence for the smell
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