Edible Chalkboard & Chalk Gift

The first day of school is just around the corner! Whether it will be your child’s first day of preschool, kindergarten, middle school, or even high school a new year is a clean slate; a perfect opportunity to start afresh with new goals for a new year! Here is a fun, creative recipe craft to make with your children for their new teacher! Create something fun with your child for them to look forward to giving their teacher on day one to remind them that they are starting literally with a CLEAN SLATE! 

Ingredients:

  • Large Dark Chocolate Bar
  • White Chocolate Melting Disks or White Chocolate Chips
  • 2-3 Plastic Straws (without the ridged bendable section)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Other Colored Candy Disks for Decorating (optional)

Materials:

  • Piping Bags or Small Ziplock baggies
  • Wooden Skewer or long toothpick
  • Small Brush (any type of basic baking brush is fine)
  • Plastic Gift Bag & Ribbon

Directions:

1. Melt the white chocolate/white candy disks in a small bowl in the microwave. Melt slowly 15-30 seconds at a time, stir, repeat until completely melted.

2. Stick the straw in a small bowl and slowly suck the chocolate 3/4 of the way up the straw. Place the straws in the freezer for 5-10  minutes.

3. Remove the straws and poke the skewer through the straw and push the chocolate out. If the chocolate will not slide out, replace in freezer for a few more minutes. Note: I was amazed at easy it was to remove the chocolate from the straws! 

4. Break the white chocolate ‘chalk’ into smaller pieces. Allow the chalk to reach room temperature. Use a few pieces to write a message on the backside of the large dark chocolate bar. (You may need to use several pieces to write your message.) Push firm but not too firm or you may break the chocolate bar.

5. When your message is complete, sprinkle powdered sugar over it and use your small brush to dust it off. This creates the “well-used” chalkboard look.

6. Optional: Decorate with melted colored candy disks to add embellishments, borders, etc.

7. Finally, wrap your chalkboard and a few pieces of chalk in a small plastic gift bag. Your teacher, principal, tutor, teacher’s aid is certain to love this special and creative gift!

 

Original Recipe from: Beth@Hungry Happenings

 

PG
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. what a really cute idea for back to school

  2. Hi Mackenzie,

    I’m happy you were inspired by my Chocolate Chalkboard project. Your board turned out great! I love how you sucked the white chocolate up the straw. It is a clever way to make the chalk.

    I’m sure any teacher would love getting your boards as gifts.

  3. Oh this is soooo cute! Another great idea! Would you mind linking it to the back to school linky party as well?
    http://www.thenatureofgrace.blogspot.com/2012/07/reading-spot-and-homeschool-havens-link.html

  4. This is a perfect idea! Love it and pinned it!
    I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Come on over and get your button and pass it along.
    http://pintsizedbaker.blogspot.com/2012/08/versatile-blogger-award.html
    Congratulations!

  5. Oh my goodness!!! This is the cutest and easiest edible craft ever!!! I love it!!!

  6. My kids adore edible crafts! Such a great idea :) We’d love to have you add it to our BACK TO SCHOOL Linky at http://www.mercyinkblog.com/back-to-school-tips-tricks-tools

    blessings,
    lauren

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