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How to Make Chocolate Dinosaurs With Your Kids

Kids love dinosaurs, and it is easy to make chocolate dinosaurs with your kids! Learn how, and find a cute picture book to read at the same time!

How to Make Chocolate Dinosaurs With Your Kids

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Kids love dinosaurs, kids love cooking, and kids love chocolate! We combined all three for this week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids activity. This week’s book was the very funny Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems. We recommend When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach as backup in case you can’t find a copy of the first book.

How to Make Chocolate Dinosaurs

Making chocolate dinosaurs is easy and fun! Here are the materials you need:

Steps for Making Chocolate Dinosaurs

  1. Melt your chocolate.
  2. Put the melted chocolate into the molds. You can pipe it in; we spooned it in.
  3. If you are messy like us, use your rubber scraper to wipe excess chocolate off of the back of your molds.
  4. Let your chocolates set.
  5. Enjoy eating your chocolate while reading Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems or When Dinosaurs Came with Everything by Elise Broach.

Those lighter markings you see on our chocolate dinosaurs are due to chocolate bloom. Ironically, this happened to me this weekend for the first time ever. I say ironically, because this weekend the kids and I decided to try to temper our chocolate. I wanted to see if I could make my chocolates even shinier. Obviously we failed. Fortunately, my kids LOVE the lighter markings because they think they make the dinosaurs look more like real dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Learning Activities for Kids

Dinosaurs make an imaginative learning theme since there is so much we don’t really know about them! Going through my archives, I realized that we have done a lot with dinosaurs over the years ! I’ve added those links along with my co-hosts wonderful activities this week. Here are some more great dinosaur themed learning activities for kids:


2016-17 season virtual book club for kids books and activities

Click on the image above to see all of the themes, books, and activities for this year’s 2016-17 Virtual Book Club for Kids! I am updating the page as new posts go live.

My kids want to see your pictures if you use our tutorial on how to make chocolate dinosaurs! Share photos on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

7 thoughts on “How to Make Chocolate Dinosaurs With Your Kids”

  1. When I have tried to give kids chocolate that has bloomed they all look at me like I’m giving them poisoned chocolate.

    This looks like a fun activity.

  2. Elisa | blissful E

    So cute! I agree that the lighter and darker colours together make the dinosaurs more realistic.

  3. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants

    We love making chocolate melts. My daughter and husband keep perfecting their technique, but we have not been able to avoid spots either!

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