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Monday, January 18, 2016

Homemade Chocolate Play Dough #Nesquik

My oldest son, Hudson, recently turned 8 years old and has really been into science. As his mom, I like to nourish his passions and help him try new things that get him excited about what he loves (even if it only lasts a couple of months). I told him everyday I use science when I cook meals for him but instead of a laboratory, I have a kitchen.

So here is where we got the idea for a science experiment that ultimately he could share with his littlest brother. Enter: homemade chocolate play dough made with our secret key ingredient, Nesquik Chocolate Powder.

 What you need:
- 3 tablespoons Nesquik Chocolate Powder
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 4 tablespoons salt

Place all your ingredients into a medium sauce pan. Cook on low heat while continuously stirring so it doesn't burn.  Once it comes together to form a ball, remove the play dough and place on a piece of wax or parchment paper to cool. If it's a little too sticky, add a little extra flour. Once cool enough, kneed it a bit.

Mixing all these single ingredients forms something new. Science. Not only a cool experiment but the Nesquik Chocolate Powder makes the play dough smell really good! I loved seeing the excitement in his eyes that his experiment was working. And hello, how cool are his safety googles!

I think we have a very happy scientist here!

I have always been a Nesquik fan. I used to drink it as a child and now my boys do. My favorite thing about it is that they are not only getting the calcium from the milk but the Nesquik Chocolate Powder I add to it has iron, vitamin C, 3 essential B vitamins, copper and magnesium. So not only is it delicious but it's also nutritious!

If you need some breakfast inspiration, check out Nesquik's Pinterest page and Nesquik's Facebook page.

 Do your kids love Nesquik Chocolate milk?  What are they into at the moment?

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