It smells so yummy that I want to eat it all up! | It is like playing with candy! | The whole room smells like chocolate! | It smells like a chocolate factory!
How to make homemade cocoa play dough
What you need:
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons oil
Mix it all up
Just mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. If it seems too liquidy just add extra flour. To flourey? Add more water or oil or both. It’s that simple. Once you like the consistency, it’s time to knead the dough on a floured surface for about 4 minutes.
Now it’s time to play with the play dough
Your child’s imagination and your’s are the only limits here. Cut it. Squeeze it. Put things in it. Make a snake. A rockit. Throw it. Catch it. It’s all up to you. You can even taste it! Yes! It’s edible but not at all sweet.
When finished seal in a zip-lock bag or airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
When you make cocoa play dough your child learns:
- Measuring; fractions, cups, tablespoons…
- Comparing & contrasting – bigger, smaller, lighter, darker…
- Expanding vocabulary
- Mixing (with spoon & hands)
- Following written directions
- Reading fractions & numbers
- Feeling different textures
- Different smells
And a lot more!