When it’s cold outside I want something to keep us warm and this hot chocolate craft is the perfect activity to team with a warm drink!
It’s really easy to make, there’s gluing and stickers involved, and our free printable template mean you don’t need to worry about drawing the mug yourself, just grab a few simple materials and you’re ready to start.
Hot Chocolate Craft
I love hot chocolate at any time of the year but it’s a perfect drink for the winter months or Christmas. My son is a big fan of it too, I think it’s a nice way for kids to enjoy sharing a hot drink with their parents when they’re too young for a coffee!
Todays craft is a pretty simple one but I’ve also shared a lot of ways that this activity can be adapted depending on the interests of your child and what materials you have at home.
Hot Cocoa Mug Craft Supplies
- Mug template (see below)
- Coloured paper
- Snowflake stickers
- Mini pom poms
Free Mug Template
While you can of course draw the mug shape yourself our free hot chocolate template is what I’ve used in this craft and saves you having to draw the cup shape yourself. There are two different mug choices in the PDF too.
If you’re working with a group of children it can also be handy to print multiples of a template out rather than draw an image lots of times and of course you can print as many copies of the template as you like.
Start by printing out your template. I’ve printed mine onto pale blue paper but you can choose any colour you like for your mug.
Cut the mug shape out. Younger children will need some help with this, especially for the inside of the handle.
Use glue sticks or PVA glue to stick your printable onto another piece of paper, cardstock or construction paper. I’ve used a dark blue colour for this to highlight the snowflake better.
Put some glue in the top of your mug and add mini pom poms to look like marshmallows. I’ve gone for both pink and white here as these are the colours we have on our hot cocoa at home. You could colour in the top of the mug brown first for your drink but as I’ve used quite a few pom poms I’ve left it plain.
Finally add some snowflake stickers to make this into more of a winter scene.
Alternative Ways to Make This Craft
Want to adapt this craft? Here’s some ideas for making it easier for toddler or preschoolers or more detailed for older kids plus ideas for alternative materials you could use.
I’ve printed the template onto plain pale blue paper and left my mug plain but you could decorate and use some pens or markers to colour your hot chocolate mugs. Why not try drawing a mug design with a winter scene on it or making it look like your favourite Christmas mug?
Instead of using snowflake stickers you could make little snowflakes in the background by dipping a q-tip (cotton bud) in white paint and using it to make white dots on your background.
No mini pom poms? Why not use cotton wool balls to make your marshmallows instead or roll the cotton balls out into strips and glue it onto look like whipped cream.
If you have any leftover winter themed Christmas wrapping paper you could use this to make the background paper.
More Fun Winter Crafts
We love these easy winter lantern crafts which are a great way to brighten up a dull winters day.
Our mosaic snowman craft is really popular for the winter months and a great way to practice scissor skills too.
Finally why not try out our winter tree painting activity which uses our free tree template.