Jan 12, 2014

Chocolate Cloud Dough Recipe

We first shared this fun recipe for play around this time last year.  One great thing about cloud dough is that it lasts indefinitely.  Soon after Valentine's Day last year I placed our chocolate cloud dough in a zip seal bag and tucked it away for future play.  We just pulled it back out again, and the girls have been having so much fun with it that I wanted to share this simple recipe once more.

Chocolate Cloud Dough
Valentines cloud dough and sensory bin- nothing says Valentine's Day quite like chocolate, making this cloud dough perfect for the holiday
Recipe for PLAY
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Cloud dough is a wonderful sensory material.  It is easy to make and feels like fluffy clouds in your hands, yet it is mold-able.  There are so many ways kids can play with this stuff, and it lasts indefinitely which is always a bonus.  It can easily be stored and vacuums up fairly easily.  We have made cloud dough in tons of ways; visit our play recipes collection for more ideas.

Chocolate Cloud Dough Recipe
  • 7 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
Mix the flour and cocoa in a sensory bin or container.  Then add the oil and mix.  It may take a few minutes of mixing for the oil to completely blend into the dry ingredients, but that's it!  Couldn't be easier, right?

Chocolate scented cloud dough perfect for Valentine's Day
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Nothing says Valentine's Day quite like chocolate, making this recipe for play perfect for the holiday.  The aroma of chocolate also improves mood and stimulates brain function, making it a fantastic addition to early learning activities.  

Chocolate cloud dough recipe

We also added heart scoopers, cupcake liners, bowls, cookie cutters, and heart skewers to act as candles.

Chocolate cloud dough recipe

Rosie and Jewel have had lots of fun exploring and have found all sorts of ways to play and explore.  We reviewed many early learning concepts and also had lots of fun simply playing.  The girls especially loved making pretend cupcakes and other chocolaty treats

Chocolate cloud dough recipe
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After a few weeks we will store our cloud dough again for future play.  I am thinking it would be a great play material to pull out around Easter.  Really though, this stuff is so fun it is sure to be a hit with the kids anytime!

A Few Tips:  If you don't have cocoa powder on hand you could use hot chocolate packets, chocolate extract, or Duncan Hines Frosting Powder.  You can find tons of stuff to add to your cloud dough sensory bin at the dollar store.  We actually got all the added elements there.

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Crystal