The Melt & Make Chocolate House by choconchoc is available from what2buy4kids and is a high quality, fun to make activity suitable for children aged 4+. The kit comprises of the house moulds, a garden scene colouring sheet, two bags of good quality chocolate buttons (one white and one milk) and a chef’s paper hat for the child to wear.
My two children, Miss M age 8 and Mister B age 5, didn’t need any encouragement in participating in this activity, in fact their eye’s lit up in delight at the prospect of building a house out of chocolate which they could then eat!
The kit is simple and well thought out to make the job really easy and the first task was to melt the buttons in a bowl. Miss M was in charge of the white ones, and Mister B the milk buttons. I microwaved each of their bowls which they then stirred up to turn the buttons into gooey, runny chocolate. At this point they were both begging to lick their spoons but I told them to fill the moulds first which they eagerly did using a teaspoon to spread the molten chocolate around.
Next came the obligatory spoon licking while the moulds were put in the fridge to set. They also used this time to colour in the garden sheet upon which you can rest the finished house on to create a little 3D scene.
Once the chocolate had set hard, I helped the children to press the shapes carefully out of the moulds to ensure we didn’t break any pieces. I thought the pieceds looked great with a good depth of detail that was really clear and made the house look really effective. We then put them carefully together using a little molten chocolate on our fingers to glue the pieces in place – the kids loved this idea and wanted to put ‘glue’ everywhere!
I have to say I’m quite impressed by the finished house, it looked really good for quite minimal effort. The children were really pleased with their finished piece and looked longingly at it wondering when they could start tasting it. I made them wait until after dinner so that we could admire our handywork for a couple of hours but when we did taste it, it was very good – the bonus of having good quality chocolate in the kit!
This kit was a great activity which both of my children thoroughly enjoyed. The set would make great gifts for children at any time of the year, so well worth looking out for.
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.