This past weekend we held my son’s sixth birthday party at our home. When I had asked him what theme he wanted he told me he wanted a “dinosaur lego party.” Huh? Dinosaurs I can do, Legos I can do…I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of the two combined!
I did my best to combine the two themes and here was what I came up with for my favors for the kids.
I ordered silicone molds in the shape of lego men and lego bricks. The boys and I together made chocolates using the molds.
To make the chocolates I bought melting chocolate in the cake decorating section of the store. I emptied the bag into a heavy duty plastic bag. (Be sure to check the box-it will say whether it is microwaveable or not.) Follow the chocolate melting instructions.
Once the chocolate was melted I snipped a hole in one corner of the bag and used it to fill my molds. After the molds were filled I tapped the molds to help any air bubbles at the bottom to escape (this is important!) Let them cool until hardened and pop out of the mold.
After we made all of the chocolates we decided to use the molds to make our own crayons for favors as well. We used took the paper off of two boxes of dollar store crayons and I used an utility knife to slice the paper on each crayon. The boys then busied themselves removing the paper and breaking the crayons into pieces.
We filled the molds with the crayon pieces and pooped the molds (on a cookie sheet) in an over at 325 until they were fully melted. Carefully remove from the oven and let cool until solid.
I packaged the chocolates and crayons up in little cello bags for the kid’s goodie bags…I was sure to include a crayon in the crayon bag-didn’t want the kids to accidentally try to eat a crayon thinking it was more chocolate!
Be sure to also check out my DIY Lego pinata, the dinosaur lego cake, and the fun dino-themed activities I planned to keep the kids busy during the party!