Valentine's Day Sensory Play - Chocolate Playdough Recipe

Valentine's Day Playdoh
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Chocolate and playdoh. Need I say more?? Two of my favorite things as a kid rolled into one great activity!! If you're looking for a fun sensory activity to complete with your youngsters this Valentine's Day, check out the chocolate playdough recipe provided by Beth over at 123 Homeschool 4 Me. The playdough even has a chocolately scent!


1 1/2 cups flour

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 cup salt

2 cups water

2 Tbsp cream of tartar
Ingredients for Making Chocolate Playdoh
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Making the Playdough

Step 1: Combine all 6 ingredients in a medium/large saucepan.

Step 2: Cook the ingredients over medium-high heat until a soft ball begins to form. Be sure to stir the mixture constantly! This process should take approximately 5 minutes.

Making Chocolate Playdough
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Step 3: Poor the soft playdough ball onto a sheet of wax paper and allow it to cool.

Chocolate Playdough Finished
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Step 4: Knead the playdough a few times to get the ball to get the desired glossy playdough texture.

Step 5: PLAY! As a cute extension Beth suggests allowing your kiddos to use heart-shaped chocolate boxes to make their very own 'chocolate assortment.' And added you have a reason to buy yourself a box of chocolates! Enjoy :)

Playdough Candy Box for Valentine's Day
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If you haven't done so already, be sure to spend some time checking out Beth's incredible blog. She's compiled an amazing selection of ideas to keep your kiddos busy all year long!