On the Hogwarts Express in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the readers first learn about Chocolate Frogs. Our beloved characters Ron Weasley and Harry Potter, are sharing treats off from the trolley.
“Oh, of course, you wouldn’t know — Chocolate Frogs have cards inside of them, you know, to collect — famous witches and wizards. I’ve got about five hundred, but I haven’t got Agrippa or Ptolemy” (Rowling, 1998).
Well, you cannot make your frog jump. But you can create Chocolate Frogs out of plaster to paint. Use the plaster Chocolate frogs on different projects, including Christmas tree ornaments or wreaths. Or simply have you Chocolate Frog sitting on your desk.
How to Make Plaster Chocolate Frogs
- Chocolate frog molds (Silicone or plastic, both molds provide excellent results when working with plaster.)
- Throw away containers for mixing plaster. (Remember not to pour remaining plaster down the sink.)
- Paint in various colors
- Place newspapers or other protective materials on your counter.
- Mix plaster as directed. Always add the plaster mixture to the water for a smooth and consistent mixture. (Keep in mind, the plaster hardens quickly. You need to have your molds ready to go. You can add a little extra water to provide a bit more time).
- Fill the molds completely.
- Place hangers into your mold if you want to use them as ornaments or decorative pieces on wreaths. (Paper clips or pop can tab work great for an instant, inexpensive hangers).
- Allow your ornaments to dry.
- Gently remove the frogs from the molds. You may need to tap on the mold to loosen the frog.
- Paint the frog.
Now you are ready to display your very own Chocolate Frog.
Rowling, J. K., author. (1998). Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books,