This Chocolate Playdough recipe is perfect for holiday fun. And since the kids are going to be looking for activities to do over the next few weeks, whipping up a batch of this homemade playdough is a fun and simple way to keep them engaged and using their imagination as well.
We’re no strangers to playdough in our house, at all. We’ve made No Cook Playdough Recipe, Fall Scented Cooked Playdough, and we LOVE to use our playdough for learning fun with Snowman Shape Playdough Mats, too.
Since playdough is great for fine motor skills as well as creativity, I’m more than happy to make up playdough anytime the kids are asking for some.
Reindeer Chocolate Playdough Recipe
Just look how cute that red nose is on this chocolate playdough recipe! There’s no denying that Rudolph is on our minds in our house!
The kids really like to learn about reindeer as well so while we were making this and playing with this, I also printed out our Reindeer Life Cycle Activity Pack as well for them to learn even more.
Make certain to let them help with making this chocolate playdough recipe because it’s a great way that they can be a helper in creating and learning how to follow directions as well.
Don’t forget to check out our other great Reindeer Crafts for Kids that would pair perfectly with this activity as well!
Video Tutorial on how to make this Reindeer Chocolate Playdough Recipe
For the chocolate playdough recipe:
- 1 cup of flour
- ½ cup of salt
- 2 TSBP cream of Tartar
- ½ cup of cocoa powder
- 1-2 TBSP vegetable oil
- 1 to 1 + 1/4 cup of boiling water
- Optional: Few drops of glycerine
For the reindeer:
Tips for making this Chocolate Playdough recipe
Please note that this recipe can be made in a cooked version and an uncooked version depending on what you want to achieve. If you want to work on strengthening your child’s hands and give them the enjoyment of making chocolate playdough then do the uncooked version.
If you want to make the chocolate playdough for longer use and want it to be softer and long-lasting, then I highly suggest you do the cooked version.
For Uncooked Chocolate Playdough
Whisk all dry ingredients together. Then add in your boiling water, oil, and glycerine. Mix with a spoon then when it’s not too hot knead with hands to get it all mixed in.
For the Cooked Version of this Chocolate Playdough recipe:
Whisk all dry ingredients together.
Then add in your boiling water, oil, and glycerine.
Cook and mix with a spoon until it’s not sticky.
Then when it’s not too hot knead with hands to get it all mixed in and to make sure it’s not sticky. Place the chocolate playdough on a tray. When it cools begin kneading it.
To make the Reindeer
Create two balls with the playdough.
Trace out the antlers on the construction paper and cut them out.
Add in googly eyes, a pompom nose, paper antlers, and ears.
See how cute this reindeer is?! The kids are going to LOVE the outcome and be so proud that this was something that they helped create.
How to Store Playdough
The biggest thing to remember is that you need to store this chocolate playdough in an airtight container or bag. If you don’t, it’s going to dry out extremely fast and won’t be able to be used again.
More Fun Holiday Activities for the Kids
- Santas Beard – Christmas Cutting Activity for Preschoolers
- Caribou Animal Facts + Reindeer Life Cycle
- Craft Stick Reindeer Ornament
- Bingo Christmas
- Christmas Color By Number Worksheets