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