For the upcoming final installment of the Harry Potter movie series, I wanted to add another project to our Harry Potter repertoire. I love the sweet cart that comes around on the Hogwart’s Express and thought it would be fun to replicate the chocolate frog boxes to hand out as party favors for my upcoming movie party.
There are three parts to this project: the box, the trading card, and the chocolate frog. Let’s start with the box.
CHOCOLATE FROG BOX
First, you will need to download and print our handy template.
Print out one box for each guest. Cut out the template around the edges.
Now comes the hard part, all the folding! For a guideline, I made a copy of the box image and added red lines to show you where you will need to make your folds. It will help if you use a bone folder or a credit card edge to score the fold lines. Trust me, it will help a lot. On my first one, I didn’t score first, and it made it a lot harder to fold! Once everything is scored, start by folding all of the outer, rounded pieces of the lid down first.
Then move on to folding the peaked triangles around. Secure the lid together by using a small piece of tab on the tab underneath the lid.
For the bottom, the hardest part is folding in the corner triangles. Fold all of those in first and then go back and hold them together.
While you have the corners pinched together, you can fold the bottom gold flaps in and tape them on the inside. The box really comes together easily once you go ahead and pre-fold everything (as I showed you with the red fold lines). Tape where needed on the inside flaps and you have your box!
WIZARD TRADING CARDS
If you follow the Harry Potter novels or the movies, you know that chocolate frogs come with wizard trading cards. Our frogs are no exception! I plan to make a custom trading card for each of my guests, to put in their boxes, so I made a handy template to make that easier for me (and you!) to do.
The template includes instructions for how to change the text and picture for the cards, so you can customize them. If you have a hard time getting your images to look right, though, you have a few options: 1) You can delete the picture and just write the guest’s name on the card. 2) You can make the picture just be a rectangle instead of a pentagon. 3) You can delete all of the information on top of the gold pentagon, print them out, and then tape a picture and write the names on by hand.
I used the font “Lumos” to write the name on my cards. If you would like to use that font as well, you will need to download and install it first.
Once you have your cards printed out, simply cut them out and place one in the bottom of each box. It might be a good idea to laminate the cards as well. This would make them a bit more durable and they wouldn’t get ruined from chocolate getting on them.
Last, but certainly not least, we need a chocolate frog! These are easy to make with a chocolate frog mold that you can fill with Wilton candy melts to form the frog. Don’t they look adorable nestled in the custom box?