I finally have internet service again. It is the best Valentine's Day present ever! I'm serious. Our service went down on Friday, February 6th and I have been WRECKED without it. I had so much Valentine's stuff to post BEFORE today, but I wasn't able to. UGH! Anyway, I'm back and not going anywhere anytime soon. Yippee!!
I wanted to share the chocolate playdoh recipe that I've had out in the classroom this week. This playdoh smells SO good. It has been lots of fun. You should whip up a batch of it right now. It would make a great last minute Valentine's gift, especially paired with a heart cookie cutter.
Chocolate Playdoh Recipe
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Make sure you combine these ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed together. Then add 1 1/2 T. cooking oil and 1 cup boiling water. Mix and knead until you have a nice smooth ball of dough.
This is what the dough looks like when it's done. I realized when I inserted it that it actually looks like something yucky and unmentionable on a respectable blog like this. However, trust me when I assure you that it smells DIVINE. Just like dark chocolate, my favorite!
This is how I set up the playdoh in my classroom. I printed the heart mat and laminated it. I cannot remember where I found it. If I find the link, I'll come back and add it to this post. I also had a cardboard heart-shaped box that chocolate candy comes in out so the children could roll chocolates and place them in the box. However, the box quickly fell apart. It would still be a fun addition to the work, however.