Today I want to share with you one of my children’s favorite space books, Tanner Turbeyfill and the Moon Rocks by Anna Browning. This book is about a rather imaginative son of an astronaut who ends up taking a surprise trip to the moon to find some precious moon rocks to add to his prized rock collection. My oldest son likes to hunt around our yard and other places to find what he calls “special gems” which are really rocks that he thinks look interesting. His interest has piqued even more after this book and he’s now begun to see if he too can discover one of these rare stones from the moon.
To go along with the story, we decided to make edible moon rocks. What child doesn’t love a craft that they can eat?? To do this, you will be using a chocolate clay as the base. This is a quick and simple activity that your children will love to make and devour!
What You Need
- 1 bag of Special Dark chocolate chips
- 1 small bottle of Cake Mate Cupcake Gems Shimmer Silver sprinkles
- 1/3 cup honey
In a large glass bowl, pour all of the chocolate chips. Microwave on high for one minute. The chips will have melted slightly. Stir them and put them back into the microwave for one more minute. Remove them and stir until any remaining chunks are incorporated well.
Pour in the honey and stir some more. Place a piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet.
Dump the chocolate/honey mixture on to it and spread it out until it’s about ½ inch thick. Shake out some sprinkles to cover the surface. Let sit for at least four hours or overnight.
The mixture will solidify, but will also be pliable. When enough time has passed, knead the clay a bit, adding more sprinkles until it is sufficiently sparkling.
Break off small pieces of the clay and shape them into rocks. Pour a little more sprinkles out on your wax paper and roll your rocks gently through them to give them a good shining coating.
Edible moon rocks are such a yummy way to bring a space lesson or book to life!