Wednesday, January 11, 2012

when chocolate playdough becomes mud

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i saw a great idea for hot chocolate playdough on Teach Preschool and used the same chocolate playdough recipe from The Nurture Store.  i've always wanted to make our own playdough, so i thought we'd give it a shot. 

Bear loves to cook and mix, so i measured most of the ingredients out and let him do his "kiTcHEn mAGiC" as he calls it. 

it was a fairly easy process.  i will say though, that the cooking part is not for the weak stomached.  ((totally not trying to be gross or offensive, but when it cooks and begins to thicken up, it slightly resembles throw-up.))  i'm sure that it wouldn't have been so bad had we made another color :)

after it had thickened up to this consistency i put it on a cutting board so that it could cool. 
chocolate playdough
i offered some coffee cups and marshmallows, but Bear wasn't interested. instead, he ran to get his tRUcKs.  then he played with the "muD" we made.  which was a nice tie-in since we are learning about the letter Mm. i love how his little imagination works.  the trucks loaded and dumped the mud.  

it was definitely a fun activity!  we'll be making more in february! yay!

have you ever tried making your own playdough?

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Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is so cute. I love the idea of "mud" made out of playdoh. I always intend to make playdoh in our house but, somehow, it never gets done. Maybe chocolate will be our first adventure.

Mommy Cameron | Raising the Cameron Clan said...

I made our own playdough for the first time this past year and we love it. The boys only want to play with the homemade stuff. They use it all the time. I recently made white playdough and added glitter to it to make snow for my middle son to use with his penguins that he got for Christmas.

Gina said...

Looks like alot of muddy fun! I have never made my own playdough, but I do remember a friend's mom making it when I was younger. It was always so soft and pliable.

Unknown said...

I have never made my own play-dough. It looks like your son had a lot of fun with it. Maybe we will give it a try. Thanks so much for linking to Link It Up Thursday.

Carrie said...

I tried it once, and vowed I would NEVER do it again...but then I did :). The second time it turned out MUCH better. I agree, the cooking part is the worst. Thanks for linking to Wednesday Pinterest Favorites. I am going to feature this next week.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I tried it once and I am sure you read of my wonderful fail on my blog haha..I had to do something wrong...Yours looks fun, though! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


Doreen McGettigan said...

The color is a bit ugghhh; but I can see why a little guy would love the mud:)

Cacheymama said...

This looks like a really creative idea. I have tried to make regular playdough a long time ago and it didn't turn out the right texture. I should give it a try again or make some of these flavored playdoughs I am coming across all the time now!
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

Cacheymama said...

I love your blog and can't wait to continue reading about all the fun things you do. My son is just 13 months, so the fun is just beginning with arts, crafts and learning activities. It is so exciting. I find myself trying to adapt the things I do at school with my preschoolers for him :)
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum said...

I totally understand why it's mud I think J would be the same - why have hot chocolate when the trucks and diggers can come out.

Thank you for linking with Made with Love

raising4princesses said...

Andie, I love this idea! I've heard of edible play dough but never chocolate. That's just my language! Gotta try this. Love, Maria

MiaB said...

This is really really neat!!! So much fun :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us on Sharing Saturday. Hope you have a great week. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.


Angelique Felix said...

Looks great to me :))

Important is the fun your son had, and it seems like he was having a ball!

Thanks for linking up at 'Made with Love'


Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

I used to make it all the time when my kid's were little-but I never made hot chocolate play dough.

G Inspires said...

This is really neat! Thanks for sharing, visiting via Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

we just made chocolate playdough - YUM smells heavenly!

Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase - hope to see you this week.


Laura said...

I love that he wanted to play in the mud instead! I also love that he calls cooking kitchen magic. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Monday Madness. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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