This chocolate pudding play dough smells delicious and is a lot of fun to play with! To be honest though, it was something of an accident. We were trying to create a Fudgesicle-type dough similar to our Orange Creamsicle Dough, and while this one was more creamy than fudgey, it is one we can’t wait to make again!
Chocolate Pudding Play Dough
- 2 cups of cornstarch
- 1 box of chocolate pudding mix
- 3/4 cup of vanilla hair conditioner
- squirt of dish soap
Add the cornstarch and the chocolate pudding mix to a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir together. Measure out or eyeball about 3/4 of a cup of vanilla scented hair conditioner and add to the bowl. Any type of hair conditioner would work fine, we just liked how the vanilla smelled with the scent of the chocolate pudding.
Mix all three ingredients together with a wooden spoon and add a squirt of dish soap. It seems totally weird but do it anyway. The dish soap makes it fudgier and gives it a really great consistency. It was mold-able, yet gooey and a lot of fun to manipulate.
We got out lots of baking materials and the kids were happily engaged for hours creating decadent chocolate treats! I poured myself a cup of coffee and sat back and enjoyed all of my pretend pastries. If only they were real…
Playing with play dough is a great sensory activity for kids. It gives them a chance for open-ended exploration which is not only fun but helps to develop their critical thinking skills–totally through play. Play dough also gives those little fingers a work out and build fine motor skills, there are so many benefits to playing with play dough and trying new play dough recipes!
For play dough you can actually eat you should try our edible peanut butter play dough too!