I’ve whipped up a little Valentine’s Day treat for you all – would you care for a bite of chocolate? …Tee hee. Okay okay, I didn’t turn into a chocolatier overnight, and in fact, you don’t need a sweet tooth to enjoy these candies because they’re magnets! Box them up for a whimsical gift that is sure to make your Valentine laugh :-) Read on for my super simple recipe for faux chocolates!
What you’ll need:
- Oven-bake polymer clay in brown, white, and pink
- a heart shaped candy mold
- X-Acto knife
- plastic straw
- small round magnets
- hot glue gun
- Knead a small chunk of brown clay until it softens, and press it into the heart shaped candy mold, making sure to fill all the nooks and crannies completely
- Carefully peel your heart out of the mold, and trim the excess clay with an X-Acto knife
- Bake the clay hearts according to the directions on the package. I baked mine at 275° for 25 minutes in our convection oven.
- While the hearts are baking, make some silly faces! Flatten out a thin piece of white clay and use a plastic straw to punch out small discs for the eyeballs. Roll teeny balls of brown clay for the pupils and lightly press them onto the white discs to attach. Use an X-Actco knife to cut out lips from a thin sheet of pink clay.
- Take your hearts out of the oven and decorate them with the eyes and lips (I did this while the hearts were still warm). Lightly press down to secure, then return the hearts to the oven for an additional 6 minutes to set the face pieces.
- When your hearts have fully cooled, hot glue a magnet to the back side (or maybe a bar pin to make a cute brooch??)
- All done! Find a special Valentine to share a few “chocolates” with!
Add a sweet touch to your love notes and momentos with your new chocolate treats!