I have another doll Easter craft for you today that is a throwback to March of 2014 that I wrote for Doll Diaries. I have updated pics and directions. In 2014, American Girl had a wonderful Spring release that included a double boiler and chocolates set for Kit. My daughters and I loved this set because making chocolates is something special we do for holidays and birthdays. What this momma didn’t love about AGs version was the price tag; so I made a DIY Doll Double Boiler and Easter Chocolates.
Below is American Girl’s double boiler and chocolates set. This set is now retired.
Below are pictures of our real life inspiration double boilers. The top is the one I own. The bottom is my mother’s which used to be my grandmother’s. So we have a long lineage of chocolate making!
I made two different double boilers. The first one is made out of two coffee scoops stacked on top of each other. I found these scoops at WalMart.
The second double boiler has a base that is a glass tea-lite candle holder. I made the handle out of a clear plastic fork. The next step you will need help from an adult: I took a lighter and briefly ran it back and forth under the handle of the fork where I wanted to cut…this only takes a few seconds. Once this handle is soft I cut it with a pair of scissors. Doing this keeps the cut smooth and the utensil from cracking. Then with glass glue I glued the handle to the candle holder; I added a clear pony bead above and below the handle to keep it secure. The top of this double boiler is a small spice dish / condiment bowl.
The lids are made out of recycled packaging plastic. I used a silver sharpie on the outer edge for detailing. I stacked pony beads and buttons for handles.
I filled each bottom pot with clear resin, once dried a swirled gloss mod-podge on top to give a look of boiling water.
I used oven baked polymer clay for the chocolates. I used a regular candy mold for the chocolates. I brushed each mold with cornstarch before pressing the clay into the mold; doing this will help with the release of the clay from the mold. I baked the clay according to the directions on the package. Once cooled, I painted the white clay a shade of vanilla. I then put a layer of matte mod-podge over all the clay. The chocolate melting chips were made out of clay as well. I used a large straw as my cutter. I also took clay and made the “melted chocolate.” I used paint to spread on the spoons to look as if the doll was stirring the chocolate.
Making you own DIY doll versions allow you to set the scene and provide play time. You can pretend you are putting in the chocolate melting chips in to your top pan.
Take those out and place in the chocolate clay chunks to look as if the chips have melted.
The doll sized DIY chocolates turned out so cute. My daughters look forward to playing with them year after year.
They fit the doll’s hand perfectly.
And everything looks super cute in the doll sized mini Easter basket.
Your Easter crafts have been some of my favorites of yours! About how long do you think it took to bake bunnies ( I know you said to read the package instructions) but I was curious, if you recall.
Thanks Madelon! I’m thinking I baked them around 13 minutes?
THis post is super!! Lovesd the walmart coffee scoop double boiler the best as it reminded me of my mom’s. How did you make the lid for that one…out of packing plastic too? The quality of your crafts is predictably and consistently wonderful! Great pictures, clear instructions, hints and tips included and sites listed when available. Thank you so much!
Hi Lisa! Yes the lid for the that doll double boiler is packing plastic as well! Thanks for asking! And a super THANKS for the compliments…you make me smile! 🙂