Make this taste safe gluten-free hot chocolate cloud dough for your toddlers and preschoolers today.

gluten-free hot chocolate cloud dough

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Have your kids ever played with cloud dough? It’s very similar in texture to kinetic sand. It sticks together like playdough when squeezed, but comes apart easily. It’s fun to use cookie cutters as well as just using your hands to shape it. This gluten-free hot chocolate cloud dough mixes up in just a couple of minutes and provides your kids with hours of fun! And it goes perfectly with the Polar Express & Hot Chocolate Unit Study!

My two youngest kiddos have a gluten allergy and cannot play with playdough or cloud dough made with regular wheat flour, so I created this gluten-free version of cloud dough for them.

taste safe gluten free hot cocoa cloud dough

Did you know that playing with cloud dough is considered “heavy work” from a sensory standpoint? That means that it helps the body focus and relax! (You can learn more about heavy work at My Kid’s Table.) That’s why cloud dough is a fabulous activity in between harder school subjects like math and writing. My kids get so excited when they find cloud dough in their workbox because it helps them re-charge and get their body and mind prepared for the next subject. (Find out more about how we use workboxes.)

This GF Hot Chocolate Cloud Dough goes perfectly with our Polar Express & Hot Chocolate Unit Study for Primary Learners.

hot chocolate cloud dough

Ingredients Needed for Gluten-Free Hot Chocolate Cloud Dough

  • 2 cups Corn Masa Flour**
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 small package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Mix the corn masa flour, cornstarch, pudding mix, and cocoa powder in a large bowl until combined. Add in the vegetable oil and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. The mixture should not feel wet but should clump together when squeezed. Add in crushed peppermint candies or mini marshmallows for extra fun!

Click the image below to get a printable copy of the recipe PLUS a cloud dough hot chocolate mat.

**You can find Corn Masa Flour in the Mexican food section at Wal-Mart, Aldi, and most supermarkets. It usually comes in 5 lb. bags and is very inexpensive. You can substitute a gluten-free different flour if you want.You can even use all-purpose flour if your kids don’t have gluten allergies.

marshmallows peppermint

I like to store mine in the fridge in a plastic container just to keep it fresh. I’ve heard other people say that theirs lasts from one week to one month without getting moldy. However, my youngest often tastes things, so I keep it refrigerated just so I know for sure that mold isn’t growing in it. 😊

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