I’m not sure what it is about a cupcake that makes people love them so much, but we’ve found that even cupcakes made from play dough are super fun — especially when they’re made with chocolate play dough that smells DIVINE!
Here are our fancy chocolate cupcakes for Valentine’s play:
- Play Dough
- Silicone cupcake cups
- Decorations, such as sprinkles and cupcake toppers
1. Fill the silicone cupcake molds with a hunk of chocolate play dough for the cake.
2. Roll out a long snake of play dough in whatever color you’d like to use for icing. We used more chocolate play dough and also a couple of store bought colors like a light purple and pink. Roll your snake into a spiral pattern, pressing gently so it keeps its shape. Put it on top of your cake. Now you have fancy icing!
3. Top your cupcake with a topper, sprinkles, or whatever other decorations you’d like to add. We used paper toppers and real food sprinkles to decorate ours. Both were found at Target for ~$1-2/pack. We also topped one cupcake with a candy pop we made. See how we made those here.
Now you have made fancy chocolate cupcakes for Valentine’s play! My kids love to make a bunch and then pretend to sell them and eat them. This kind of sensory and pretend play usually keeps them busy for quite some time!!
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