Have you ever seen the pretend playdough chocolates using an empty Valentine’s Day chocolate tin floating around the web and Instagram? My hubby gave me a heart-shaped tin for my birthday. Instead of throwing it away after the kids and I ate all the pieces, I gave it to Little Sister to make her own playdough chocolates as a fun Valentine’s Day activity. She loved it!
Making the Playdough Chocolates
I gave her playdough that we already had on hand. If interested in making homemade playdough, you might like this playdough recipe we made awhile back that doesn’t require cream of tartar to make it.
All I had to do was show her that she could press the playdough into the space and it would mold it into shape. To demonstrate, I popped one out by slightly pushing in the back side while holding it upside-down.
She excitedly got to work right away! I love that she added sprinkles to them. I had to help her get a few of them out, then she served us all a plate of homemade pretend chocolates.
I love how simple this activity is to do and reuses something that would otherwise be thrown away. Little Sister loves making pretend food like cookies, smoothies, coffee, and tea so this Valentine’s Day activity was perfect for her.