With a little adult supervision, this is an easy, edible craft that your kid is sure to enjoy! He'll cook up a fake raw egg that’s sweeter than anything a chicken could come up with—and it only takes a few simple steps. As a bonus, he'll also practice his motor skills and get a tasty introduction to the kitchen.
What You Need:
- White baker’s chocolate
- Yellow icing or yellow food coloring
- Plastic Easter egg
- Wax paper
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Access to a refrigerator
What You Do:
- Ask your child to put several squares of white chocolate (at least 2 tablespoons) into a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a sheet of wax paper.
- Help him heat the chocolate in the microwave according to the directions on the package, or at 30 second increments until it is melted. Be careful not to overheat!
- Invite him to take a spoonful of the melted white chocolate and drop a dollop of it onto the wax paper. Remember that the chocolate is hot, so he shouldn't try to touch or taste it just yet.
- Encourage him to use the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate so that it is reminiscent of a raw egg. Ask him to be careful not to spread it too thin; it should be thick enough so that it won’t break apart after it dries. Have him try to work quickly so that the chocolate doesn’t harden.
- In the center of the “raw egg,” he can use the yellow icing to make a quarter-sized circle and fill it in with icing for the yolk.
- Have him repeat this process to make as many chocolate eggs as he wants, and then put all the eggs into the refrigerator to harden.
- When the eggs are hardened, ask him to peel them gently off the wax paper.
- Show him how to place each chocolate and icing creation near an open plastic egg to make it appear as if the plastic egg has burst to reveal the “raw” egg inside! Admire, eat, and enjoy!