Simple Hot Cocoa Craft for Kids

This is such a simple and fun hot cocoa craft for kids that will make the indoor winter months more fun! This is simple enough for a toddler, preschool, or kindergarten age child to make.
Super cute, simple hot cocoa craft for kids - this is such a fun winter craft for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids.

 Once Christmas is over, I often wish winter was over. But there is so much more of winter left after Christmas is over. My mother-in-law declared the after-Christmas season snowman and hot cocoa season, and ever since we adopted her system, we have something to look forward to after Christmas as well!

This hot cocoa craft is simple enough for young kids, but fun enough for older kids to do as well. It will be fun to see all the different cup designs your kids come up with. This hot cocoa craft is the perfect way to spend a winter afternoon.

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You need just a few things to make your hot cocoa craft:
  • Construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glitter
  • Cotton Balls
Draw the design of a mug onto the colored paper of your choice. We did blue and red for our mugs, but any color will work. Allow your kids to experiment with their mug designs. We ended up with one large mug and one smaller mug. Cut the mug designs out of the paper.

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Glue the paper mugs onto another sheet of paper (we used white). Cut a circle of brown construction paper to make cocoa for the cup.

Glue cotton balls to the brown paper to represent marshmallows. Let the kids add as many cotton ball marshmallows as they like.

Draw a design on the mug with a glue stick. Sprinkle glitter over the design to add a glittery design to the craft. We drew a snowflake on one of our mugs and the words "hot cocoa" on the larger mug.

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Keep the paper on a flat surface and wait for the glue to dry before trying to hang the art on the fridge or anywhere else. If you don't, you run the risk of spilling glitter everywhere and contaminating the cotton ball marshmallows with glitter.

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Brenda is a full-time writer and homeschooling mom to two girls. Brenda blogs about STEM activities and ADHD homeschooling at Schooling a Monkey. When she isn't working, you'll find Brenda sipping on coffee with her nose in a book.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.