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Hot Chocolate Oobleck

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Hot Chocolate Oobleck

Hot chocolate oobleck is a great sensory experience that children will enjoy playing with.


  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Cocoa Powder or Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • Marshmallows
  • Measuring Cups, Spoons, Mugs (any item you use to play with your sensory bins)


  • Put 2 cups of water into a container. You can add brown food colouring here to help make the oobleck look more like hot chocolate, but this step is optional.
  • Add 4 cups of cornstarch. You will want to add it in parts and mix as you go.
  • Add in your cornstarch until you have reached the oobleck stage. This is when you can run your hands through your mixture and it is liquidy, but if you push down on the surface your mixture feels hard. You can pick it up and make a ball, but stop handling it and your mix liquifies.
  • Add in a few tablespoons of cocoa powder or a packet of hot chocolate mix. This is what will give your sensory bin that real chocolatey smell and colour.
  • Set up your sensory bin and enjoy! I like sprinkling in a few marshmallows to make this even more hot chocolate-like. We also use mugs, spoons, measuring cups, and anything that is good for scooping and pouring.

Hints and Tips:

  • You can scale this recipe up or down as needed. The key is to utilize a 2:1 ratio of cornstarch to water.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Small Group (4)
  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play
  • Interest Areas: Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Sensory Games
Created On May 23, 2024 Last modified on Saturday, May 25, 2024
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