One of our favourite winter-themed playdoughs to make is our homemade chocolate playdough. This easy recipe uses no Cream for Tartar and is no cook so easy to make and it smells amazing. We love using this for Valentines play and hot chocolate pretend play. So here we go our easy to make no-cook chocolate playdough recipe.
Chocolate Playdough To Make at Home
When I searched for homemade playdough recipes without cream of tartar the majority of them are made on the stove or on the hob.
I really wanted an easy playdough recipe that I don’t have to pop to the store to buy ingredients for and that is quick to make.
Like our basic no-cook playdough recipe, this chocolate one contains no cream of tartar, just uses ingredients to make that we have in the kitchen and is not made on the stove.
What is the cream of tartar used for in playdough?
The main purpose of the cream of tartar is as a preservative in the playdough.
As we tend to make the playdough and mix it up with lots of different things including painting with it we often don’t store it for very long at all so with no tartar is fine.
The other reason is that it can make it smoother.
But you can have the same effect from adding a bit of glycerin or sunflower oil to the mix as well.
Chocolate Playdough Play Idea for Toddler and Preschoolers
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Once we had the batch of playdough mixed up we set it up for make some chocolate playdough cookies.
A baking tray, rolling pin, cookie cutters and a spatula and lots of different pretend cookies were made.
You could add in some learning by using a set of alphabet, number or shape cookie cutters – we love this set as it combines all 3 for a great value.
More Playdough Recipes you Can Make at Home
- Edible playdough recipe
- 2-Ingredient Apple Scented Playdough
- Homemade Playdough without Cream of Tartar
Homemade Chocolate Playdough Recipe
- measuring cups
- Mix the flour salt and cocoa powder together in a bowl.
- Pour in the water, oil and stir until the playdough starts to form.
- Allow to coil a little and then turn out and knead.
- Add in the 4 – 5 drops of glycerin and knead further.
- Continue to knead until you have a smooth consistency to your playdough.