Chocolate Playdough

So we are on snow day number three in the last seven days! Oh my goodness – winter finally found us and found us with a vengeance.  We have a ton of snow on the ground and are expected to end up with another 8-18 inches depending on what weather you watch.  We are also expecting another storm on Thursday with an estimated 8-12 inches at this time.  Can you say holy snow!!

So since we have a snow day I thought I need to come up with an activity for the kids.  I went to pinterest and looked on my Valentine’s day board and picked Chocolate Playdough.  This recipe comes from Pre-K Pages.  I picked this since my kids love playdough and I knew I had all of the ingredients on hand.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

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I put all of the ingredients into a sauce pan and turned on the burner to low heat.

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Stir constantly until the mixture starts to thicken and clump into a ball of dough.

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I floured the counter lightly and dumped the dough out and I also scrapped the sides of the pan to get the dough out that was stuck.

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After the dough cooled enough to handle I started to knead it until it was smooth.

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Once cool there’s only one thing left to do – play!!

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My kids absolutely LOVE playdough!!  We have two totes devoted solely to playdough – one for just dough and one for the toys that we have to play with it.

Happy Snow Day!

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