Engineering with Chocolate | 3D Chocolate Cubes

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I have to tell you about one of the coolest tools we recently found! Have you ever wished you could make gingerbread houses out of something other than gingerbread or graham crackers? Have you ever wished you could create your own 3D creations completely made out of chocolate? I had the pleasure of working with the Chocolate Pen from Skyrocket Toys to find the perfect activity for anyone wanting to revolutionize their chocolate creations. These 3D Chocolate Cubes are the perfect way to explore engineering with chocolate.

Engineering with Chocolate

This post is sponsored by Chocolate Pen and was provided by Skyrocket Toys. All opinions and facts are my own. 

Now, I know… you might be thinking.. .what in the world? Why would I make a 3D chocolate cube? My answer… Why not?

I can’t take full credit for this idea. In fact, the minute my son saw our Chocolate Pen delivered he had the idea and couldn’t wait to get to work. I was super excited to make some Lego chocolate candies or decorate some cookies with some awesome monograms, or something “normal” to make with our new chocolate pen!

However, what we ended up with is pretty awesome if your kids love engineering!

Engineering with Chocolate

What You Need to Make 3D Chocolate Cubes

Chocolate Pen for kids

All you need to make this awesome engineering chocolate treat is a chocolate pen and inserts. You can find them here. In addition, you will want to have a freezer and parchment paper handy.

Optional materials: Timer, measuring tool, “frame” to hold up the walls

Engineering with Chocolate : How to Make a 3D Chocolate Cube

This might sound or look complicated, but I can assure you my son did all of this on his own. I was just there to make sure the chocolate was the right temperature and to guide him if he got discouraged. I promise, I never would have thought of this on my own.

Following the directions in the box, warm the chocolate inserts and set up your chocolate pen (check out our video).

Engineering with Chocolate Tips

Then, trace your design on parchment paper. We made a 4 inch by 4 inch square.

How to build a chocolate house

We made these on top of a white cutting board so they were easier to transport into the freezer. Place your walls into the freezer for 5 minutes.

Now comes the slightly tricky part. You will need to build something for a wall holder. We used lego for ours. We simply made a base with a wall of bricks on one side.

Ideas for Crafting with a Chocolate Pens

We set two frozen walls into the frame and “glued” them together with more chocolate pen goodness. (we ran out of chocolate and used white, if we did it again, we would have extra chocolate available.)

Continue doing this until you have glued all the sides together!

Engineering with Chocolate with Kids

Now, our cube is not “Pinterest-perfect” but honestly, I love it that way. It proves that I let my son take control and do it. I was tempted not to show you this awesome trick, but I would be doing you a disservice. This activity allowed me to spend over an hour one on one with my son that rarely gives me any attention due to his special needs. We bonded, laughed, and problem solved together.

To me… this was a complete win!

Chocolate Crafting for kids

Ready to watch the video? My son helped me create it too, and we are just a little excited about it!

The chocolate pen not only allowed us to create some pretty amazing 3D chocolate treats, it allowed my son and I to bond over a fun kitchen activity. Now you have a chance to get your very own Chocolate Pen!

Here are a few features I think you should know about:

  • The Chocolate Pen includes ½ pound of real chocolate made in USA – which makes you feel really good about the treats you are giving your kids!
  • There are endless ways to play~ Decorate your own baked goods, make your own candies with over 50 molds, or create your own chocolate creations (like our 3D Chocolate Cube)
  • As you can see, it is perfect for inspiring creativity and encouraging you and your children to use your imagination.
  • The way the Chocolate pen is designed makes decorating a simple task without all the hassle! It is easy to fill, easy to clean up and simple to create the perfect design!

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19 thoughts on “Engineering with Chocolate | 3D Chocolate Cubes”

  1. Nicolette

    I SOOO want one of those pens! So many things to make

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      I hope you win! They are super fun! I know you’d have some awesome uses!

  2. Looks like a great bonding project. I bet this kit would be helpful in creating memorable birthday cake.

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      That sounds like such a cool way to use it!

  3. Laura Marschel

    So cool! If we won my son would want to make a monster truck and my daughter probably a butterfly or ladybug.

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Oh I love those ideas!

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Good Luck! Hope you win!

  4. Wow! Soooo many possibilities. I’m just trying to figure out how I’d make a train… 🙂

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Oh it would be so easy! Come over and we will play with it!

  5. Linn

    These would be so much fun to use with my grandkids!

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      I hope she does!

  6. This is so rad Dayna!!! You’ve inspired me – I bought that 3D (regular) pen last year & have yet to even take the thing out of the box! So awesome to make it into a lesson!!!!

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      My son pretty much MADE me take it out of the box! He begged!

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