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Hot Cocoa Craft with Popsicle Sticks

When we think of Winter, we think of hot chocolates! This hot cocoa craft with popsicle sticks is perfect for little kids who love an indulgent hot chocolate on the sofa. I can think of nothing better on a cold January day!

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This hot cocoa craft is Christmas themed as that is the perfect time for people to get together over a divine hot chocolate. Plus it can be done to celebrate Cocoa Day on December 13th!

It features a pretty mistletoe in the middle and is decorated in Christmas colors. Little kids will be able to paint the mug white and make fingerprints (to represent marshmallows) in the brown paint (representing the chocolate). 

Mum or Dad might have to help draw the mistletoe and the lines on the handle of the mug. 

More Winter crafts for kids:-

Cotton Ball Igloo Craft

Fuzzy Polar Bear Craft with Toilet Paper Roll

Snowflake Paper Craft

hot cocoa craft for kids

Hot Cocoa Craft with Popsicle Sticks

This hot cocoa craft with popsicle sticks helps kids create their own pretend mug of hot chocolate complete with marshmallows.


  • Dark Brown & Assorted Color Paint or Paint Pens
  • Paintbrushes
  • White Paint Pen or Marker
  • Regular Popsicle Sticks
  • Small Popsicle Sticks
  • Small Piece of Cardboard
  • Additional Decor as Desired
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue


Step 1

Evenly line up 7 regular size popsicle sticks 

Using hot glue gun, run a line of hot glue the entire length of a small popsicle stick & press it horizontally onto one end of the 7 sticks - repeat this step on the other end as well 

Step 2

Flip the newly made board over and lightly trace out a half circle section at the top for the cocoa section, paint this section brown

Step 3

Paint the remaining space your desired mug color, I have gone for white in this instance.

Step 4

Using the cardboard, cut out a handle shape and paint it with the same mug color

When both are dry, attach the handle to the mug from the back

Step 5

Use the white paint pen or marker to draw marshmallows (or use fingertips in paint) in the cocoa section of the mug

Step 6

Using the other assorted colors and/or craft decor, decorate your mug as desired

Your hot cocoa craft mug is now complete!

You can paint your mug whatever color you wish. How about you make several and give some as a gift to a friend. 

This craft is great for January and February also, if you take away the mistletoe and maybe draw a snowman instead!

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