Step 1: Make a Dinosaur!
Step 2: Make the Mold
Next, I paper mache'd the model thickly. (sorry for the lack of pictures here)
Step 3: Hollowing the Mold
I also duct taped the inside and some of the outsides to make it smoother and so that less material would transfer to the chocolate when completed.
Step 4: Melt the Chocolate
Keep in mind that any chocolate that drips during this step is fair game for eating :)
Start by melting the chocolate (you can find other 'ibles on doing this). It is important to remember to be patient, melt the chocolate on a double broiler, on low heat, and also don't let water get into your chocolate!
I used more about 8 pounds of bakers chocolate which I found on sale for a dollar per pound (my lucky day).
Ready to pour?
Step 5: Pouring
To do this part I used whatever I could to prop the pieces while I poured molten chocolate into them. I started with the four separate parts, shown in the previous step, and would pour the chocolate and then shake a bit and then let them individually harden in the freezer.
When I had all 4 parts each completed, I would tape over the connection between molds (leaving a small hole on top to pour through, I held them over the stove for a bit to let them melt just a bit and then poured more chocolate in between the molds. I wasn't sure if this would work, but my dinosaur seems to hold really stably together. I connected the two halves of the body first, then the tail, and lastly the neck / head.
Step 6: Finish!
I plan to put a flower (or two, three, four hundred and eighty...) in the dinosaurs mouth, but I will wait until tomorrow evening to go get that...
hope she likes it :)
This instructable is entered in the Dinosaur Contest! (this is a really cool contest that deserves more participants, check it out!)