Are you looking for a fun and engaging winter activity for your preschooler? Let’s dive into the magic of the season with our hot chocolate winter craft for preschoolers!
This cozy and creative project is not just about crafting, but it’s also a fantastic way to introduce your little ones to the joy of winter activities.
They will be thrilled to create their own little mug of hot chocolate, complete with marshmallows, using simple paper craft materials. So, gather your supplies, get your tiny artists ready, and let’s make this winter memorable!
Hot Chocolate Craft
What supplies do I need for the hot chocolate mug craft?
Here’s what you’ll need to make this hot chocolate craft:
- Hot chocolate craft template
- Construction paper (brown, white, and your choice of color for the hot chocolate mugs)
- White cotton balls or mini pom poms (for the marshmallows)
- Paint markers or white crayons (optional, for decorating your mug)
- Snowflake stickers
How do I make this fun winter craft idea?
Download the hot chocolate template, print, and cut out the pieces:
- one brown square
- 2 colored squares
- one handle to match the colored squares
Cut a rounded U shape from one of the colored squares to mimic the top of your hot cocoa mugs.
Glue the handle to the side of the whole square of colored cardstock.
Also, cut a ½” strip from the brown cardstock. Glue it to the whole square of colored paper, over the handle, with the bottom aligned so that the top is slightly lower than the colored paper.
Now, glue the U shaped piece of colored cardstock over the other squares.
Decorate the front of your cup however you’d like. We used white markers and stickers, but you could use regular markers,
sequins, gems, etc.
Finally,glue some cotton balls or white pom poms to the “chocolate” portion of the craft, because every cup of hot chocolate needs marshmallows.
There you have it, an easy and fun way to immerse your preschooler in the joys of winter crafts for kids of all ages, with our Hot Chocolate Winter Craft.
Hot Chocolate Activities
Looking for more winter activities with your young ones? Try hot chocolate-themed ones! Get creative and cozy up with your family. Let’s explore a few more:
Hot Chocolate Science Experiment: Teach your preschooler about chemical reactions with this fizzing hot cocoa experiment. Mix baking soda and cocoa powder, then slowly pour in vinegar and watch the fizzy reaction ensue!
Hot Cocoa Sensory Play: Create a sensory bin using cotton balls or pom-poms, paper cups, spoons, and milk cartons for a fun and interactive activity. Let your child play pretend, pouring and stirring their “hot chocolate.” This type of imaginative play not only entertains but also enhances fine motor skills.
Hot Chocolate Math Activity: Use marshmallows for some simple counting practice! Engage your preschooler in a fun game by asking them to add or remove marshmallows from their cup of hot cocoa using number cards.
Hot Chocolate Writing Practice: Dip a white crayon in brown paint and let your child pretend it’s a ‘hot chocolate’ pen. They can use it to trace letters or shapes on a white paper, offering a fun way to improve their writing skills.
Remember, the key to all these activities is to make them fun and interactive. Encourage your preschooler to learn about the world with engaging crafts and games that offer educational opportunities. Enjoyable learning for all! Enjoy these hot chocolate activities and create unforgettable memories this winter!
Books About Hot Chocolate
Now that we’ve enjoyed crafting, experimenting, and playing with hot chocolate themes, let’s explore the world of literature. Explore this fun collection of wonderful books centered around hot chocolate that are not only fun to read but can also open up avenues for further discussion and learning for your preschooler. Let’s dive into these chocolatey adventures together!
And there you have it! A whirlwind winter adventure full of hot chocolate-themed crafts, activities, and stories to keep your preschooler engaged and enthralled through the winter months.
We hope you find these activities as enjoyable as we do, and remember, the magic of learning lies not in the end result, but in the joyful process of exploration and creation.
Give these activities a try, and let’s make each day of winter a warm and memorable journey of learning for our little ones.
- Construction Paper
- Cotton Balls
- Begin by printing the hot chocolate craft template. Cut out the pieces.
- Trace one of the squares on a brown sheet of cardstock. Cut out. Trace the other 2 squares on the color cardstock of your choice.
- Cut a rounded U shape from one of the colored squares of cardstock.
- Use the handle template to form a handle. You may have enough from the U cut out to form the handle, depending how big you cut. If not, use another piece of the same colored cardstock.
- Glue the handle to the side of the whole square of colored cardstock.
- Also, cut about ½” strip from the brown cardstock.
- Glue the brown cardstock to the whole square of colored cardstock, over the handle, with the bottom aligned so that the top is slightly lower than the colored cardstock.
- Now, glue the U shaped piece of colored cardstock over the other squares.
- Decorate the front of your cup however you’d like. We used white markers and stickers, but you could use regular markers,
sequins, gems, etc.
- Finally, round some cotton balls in your hand and glue in the cup. Because every cup of hot chocolate needs marshmallows.