Izzy is a big fan of Lego and has been helping me come up with ideas for a potentially Lego themed birthday party – it’s still 4 months until she turns 5 but its never too early to start planning! So I ordered some Lego themed silicone ice cube moulds and this week we have used the minifigure mould to make chocolates and crayons. I’m still waiting for the brick mould to arrive but can’t wait to try that one out too.
1. First collect up all the broken crayons lying around the house – I recycled Izzy’s – or you could buy a big box of cheap crayons. Remove the paper wrappers and snap or cut into smaller pieces.
2. Fill a silicone mould with either all the same colour or a mix of different crayons – I used a mix of colours so the minifigures would have a yellow head and then a different colour top and trousers. As Izzy draws with them the crayons will change colour. When the crayon melts it will spread out and fill the mould, so overfill slightly.
3. Bake at 200 C in the oven for around 6-8 minutes. Keep checking on them and remove before they start bubbling up. After a couple of minutes when the crayons have started to melt, you can add extra crayons if there is space in the mould. Putting the mould on an oven tray will make it easier to get in and out of the oven.
4. Carefully remove the mould from the oven and leave until it has cooled and the crayons have set. It looked like all the colours had mixed into one on the top of the mould, but when I removed them I was really pleased with how they turned out.
5. You could do this with any silicone ice cube mould, although the crayons may take longer in the oven depending on the size of the mould.
1. Melt some chocolate and put into plastic disposable piping bags – we used a mix of milk and white chocolate.
2. Fill the mould to the top, wiping any excess chocolate away with a knife/kitchen roll. Izzy added sprinkles to the bottom of some of the moulds before topping with chocolate.
3. Put the mould in the freezer for 10 minutes, then pop the chocolates out of the mould onto some greaseproof paper.
4. Repeat until all the chocolate is used up – if the chocolate starts to harden just pop in the microwave for 20 seconds.
5. Store in the fridge – and enjoy!