Last year we made some awesome Scented Chalk Paint which the kids wanted to do again the other day…with chocolate. You see, we have been on a bit of a chocolate sensory play kick around here. After talking it over and trying to decide how to do it, the kids decided that the best way to make their chocolate chalks was to freeze them. The result was this awesome Frozen ABC Chocolate Chalks!
Making these chocolate chalks did require some overnight planning. But the best thing? This recipe is reusable! These chalks were originally made for our Homemade Chocolate Moon Sand. Once the kids were done playing with that sensory bin we just added in more water to create a liquid chalk!
How to Make Frozen ABC Chocolate Chalk
- 16 ounces Cornstarch
- 16 ounce Water
- 4-8 ounces Cocoa Powder
- ABC Silicone Mold
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. The consistency should be similar to oobleck.
- Put the ABC Silicone Trays on a sturdy surface such as a baking tray. This will allow you to transfer them to the freezer easily and catch any potential spills.
- Fill each tray up fully. Freeze.
We placed ours in a large shallow bin before taking them outside. This made it easy to carry and gave us a way to contain the mess – because these chocolate chalks will melt into oobleck! We started by naming the letters. Mr. Q was quick to find the one his name started with 😉
If you are just starting to teach your kid their ABC’s, starting with the letters in their name is a fantastic place to start. In college, I had a professor who used to always say, “When it comes to toddlers (and preschoolers) ego is thy name”. Starting with the letters in your child’s name is something that they can easily relate to and will burst with pride as they learn.
As the ABC Chalks melted, they turned into oobleck which was wet. This to the kids was fascinating!
And even though it looked like it should be wet, when they smashed it the chocolate chalks turned to powder!
I was so glad that we placed these in a bin before play. I can’t wait to show y’all what we did with the melted chalks we didn’t use 😉