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Simple Hot Cocoa Craft for Kids

This is such a Simple 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. #craftsforkids #wintercrafts #winterforkids

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.


Hot Cocoa Craft

construction paper and cotton ball craft for kids

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.

simple winter craft for toddler, preschool, kindergarten

Hot Cocoa Mug Craft

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.

Hot Cocoa Mug Craft

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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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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