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Messy Fun Making Chocolate Spread Slimy Dough

Creation Station | Life of a Franchisee | Crafts | Arts and Craft Activities for Kids | Events | Kids Party Ideas | Activities for Kids | Half Term Activities For Kids | Parenting

Alexis Jervis owns her own Creation Station franchise and runs art and crafts classes, parties and events for children and adults in Newcastle under Lyme and South  Cheshire.

Alexis shares some of the fun she got up to with her two fabulous children during half term. 

"So, it's half term, it's pancake week (yes, it's not just a day in our house but a whole week 😂) and we've already played with most of the toys in our house! What to do next? Well, we're huge fans of slime (well, anything messy really) in our house and sugar levels were already pretty high after my two had eaten about half a jar of Nutella on their pancakes for breakfast, so I thought ‘why not try edible slime?’ (I’m a glutton for punishment I know 😂)  

The recipe is super simple, just two ingredients which I’m sure most people have in their cupboards and to say my two enjoyed making (and eating it) is an understatement. They loved the process of mixing (and eating) the ingredients and then enjoyed playing with (and eating) it. We added some cake sprinkles to the top when it was mixed for good measure and voila, our own edible chocolate slime dough. The children loved squishing the mixture with their hands and making handprints in it. We even grabbed the Play-Doh tools and they made chocolatey shapes, sculptures and cakes/ice creams that could actually be eaten! This was a nice treat for me too 😉. They even created a chocolate and cake shop with their makes and I even got to drink a (relatively) uninterrupted coffee while they played, before the cleaning up had to begin! We got about half an hour’s play out of this activity which is definitely good going in our house 👍🏻. 

If you don’t mind a little bit of mess (mainly a light dusting of icing sugar over most of your kitchen and a trail of chocolatey fingerprints leading from the scene of the activity to their chosen next destination) and your little ones enjoy a sensory and imaginative play task, then give this one a go, they’ll definitely thank you for it….....well, until all the sugar begins to wear off that is 😂🤣. 

What You’ll Need 

  • 1 x 350g jar of chocolate spread 
  • Icing sugar 
  • Sprinkles (optional) 
  • A mixing bowl 
  • A mixing spoon (or two, or three, depending on how many ‘colleagues’ you have ‘helping’) 
  • A ¼ cup measure if you have one  

Method 

Add the jar of chocolate spread to a mixing bowl (trying not to eat it all before the second ingredient is added). Add the icing sugar, about ¼ cup at a time, mixing as you go until some of the moisture in the chocolate spread is absorbed and it begins to resemble a slimy texture. Pour out of the bowl and knead with your hands. It’s a good idea to add a sprinkling of icing sugar to the table before pouring your mixture out to prevent it from sticking to the table. Your slimy dough is then good to go. The more icing sugar you add, the more ‘doughy’ it becomes so if you want to cut shapes etc, add a little more icing sugar until it reaches the desired consistency. 

And that’s it, super simple and sure to be a hit with the children. Right, go, get the kettle on while they’re happily playing. Enjoy 😁"

 

Click here to join in Alexi's Creation Station children's arts and crafts classes, after school clubs, holiday classes and adult classes in Newcastle-Under-Lyme and South Cheshire, 

 

What people say

Excellent 4.9/5

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Samantha
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24th Feb

Brilliant

I cannot praise the creation station enough. It has been a wonderful experience taking part in the zoom calls and it has been a god send to my sister, who has learning difficulties. I wish I had found you sooner

Holly
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23rd Feb

My kids love The Creation Station…

My kids love The Creation Station classes. They are always well run and really engaging. This session was on zoom and the joining info was really helpful and meant the session ran really smoothly. Would definitely recommend.

Amy
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23rd Feb

Really enjoyed our session with the…

Really enjoyed our session with the Creation Station. Thanks!

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22nd Feb

Lots of fun!

My 9 year old twin girls absolutely love their Creation Station sessions with Alexis. They always want to do the normal after school sessions, and are equally enjoying the zoom after school sessions plus some extra holiday sessions too. Alexis is great with the children, and the crafts are fun and varied.

Kat
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22nd Feb

Brilliant

Superb 2 hour session. My 8 year old daughter had so much fun. Avne was amazing at keeping all the children engaged. Thankyou.

Marie
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21st Feb

Wizard Workshop

My 6 year old loved the online Wizard Workshop! You can tell Alix was a teacher as she has the ability to hold all the kids attention. They had great fun with the slime making and other crafts. It was very exciting to receive the box in advance and I think for 2.5 hours it was also great value for money.

Georgina
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21st Feb

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience & it was so good to have interaction .

Jasmin
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21st Feb

Our 7 year old had a great time and…

Our 7 year old had a great time and lots of fun! Thank you so much!

Cathy
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21st Feb

Highlight of lockdown half term

We love Alexis' sessions in-person, and somehow she's managed to make the Zoom sessions just as good! My 4 year old was engaged for the whole class and has been asking every day when we can do it again. He is still playing with his Super Hero creations! Alexis packs the kit with loads of great supplies and gave a short list of extras we would need like scissors and sticky tape. Worth every penny!

Emma
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21st Feb

Amazing “Grandactivities” ?

My children and I had a fantastic morning with Karen who was absolutely brilliant at interacting with all of us, helping us to join in and complete our collage craftwork ? It was especially lovely as this was a “grand activities” session so my Mum who does not live local to us was also able to join the class and we could share the experience with her! It was so special and “something different” to the usual zoom chats that we are used to! Thank you so much, highly recommend!