Introduction: Chocolate Frog Box + Card + Recipe (Movie Version)
There is no shortage of chocolate frog box tutorials online. However, every one that I've found (including one that I did a couple of years ago) is the Wizarding World version of the box. I couldn't find any that attempt to replicate the boxes actually seen in the movie. So, I decided to make one myself. I pieced together a brand new chocolate frog box template using movie screenshots and images as reference. Check out the screenshots I've included to see the differences between the Wizarding World version and the movie version of the box.
This instructable will show you how to make the chocolate frog box, wizarding cards, and even the recipe for the chocolate frogs.
- Gold Sided Cardstock - Get it here
- Gold Cord - Get it here
- Chocolate Frog Mold - Get it here
- Plain Printer Paper - Get it here
- Plain White Card Stock - Get it here
- Scissors - Get it here
- Metal Ruler - Get it here
- X-Acto Knife - Get it here
- Cutting Mat - Get it here
- Glue Stick - Get it here
- Double Sided Tape - Get it here
- A Tack
- Needle and Thread (any color)
- Scrap Cardboard (from the back of an old notebook)
- A Black Sharpie
- Chocolate Chips
- Anything else you want to mix in with your chocolate frog recipe (almonds, graham crackers, etc...)
You'll also need to download my free templates available below. I am not referring to the instructables PDF (which requires a paid subscription). You want to download the .zip file.
YOU MAY *NOT* USE THESE TEMPLATES FOR PROFIT
Step 1: Video Tutorial
Watch the video tutorial above and continue through the following steps for detailed instructions and photos for reference.
Step 2: The Chocolate Frog Box
Print the box template out on gold sided cardstock. Make sure the star pattern prints on the gold side and the box template prints on the white side.
Cut the template out using a ruler and x-acto knife for precision. Use scissors to clean up any white parts around the edges. Cut slits in the corners to make small tabs (see images/video for reference) which we will fold over and glue to make the box
Fold all the tabs down. There should be five of them. Also, fold down all the sides of the box and the extra large flap at the back (see images/video for reference). Then fold from the center of the template out to each of the five corners.
Use your glue stick to glue all the small tabs as well as the long tab on the top of the box. Fold the template into the box shape, and pinch all of the glued tabs to the edges. You should now have the top of the box finished (See images). Let the glue dry and then tape the top of the box to the bottom of the box with permanent double sided tape.
The Gold Cord
Use your tack to pop holes into the front outer corners of the box (see images/video) as well as adjacent holes in the bottom of the box. Use your x-acto knife to enlarge the holes so the cord will fit through them.
Thread a needle and tie the thread to your gold cord. Use the needle to help guide your cord through the holes you made. Give the cord about 6 inches of slack (enough to allow the box to open) and then tie knots in the ends of the gold cord to prevent it from going any further through the holes you made.
The "Pull Up" Tag
Print the "pull up" tags on regular cardstock and cut them out as best you can with your scissors. Fold the tag in half and, with your double sided tape, tape it closed on the middle of the gold cord (see images for reference).
Step 3: The Wizarding Cards
Print out the fronts and backs of the Wizarding Cards on regular white paper, single-sided.
Cut out the templates with your ruler and X-Acto knife.
Trace around one of the templates with a pencil onto your scrap cardboard (the back of an old notebook). Use your ruler and X-Acto knife to cut the pentagon out of the cardboard. In the movie, you can see that the Wizarding Card is glued to some kind of black cardboard. In order to mimic this, we're going to use a sharpie to color the borders of the cardboard pentagon black.
Finally, just use your glue stick to glue the front and back of the card onto the cardboard pentagon. The card should look very similar to the movie version and it should fit nicely into the box you made in the last step.
Step 4: The Chocolate Frog Recipes
You could just use chocolate for these, but I want to do something a little more fun. Here are my chocolate frog recipes.
8 chocolate frogs total.
2 smore chocolate frogs.
2 almond chocolate frogs.
2 truffle chocolate frogs
and 2 cookie dough ice cream chocolate frogs
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- 2 spoonfuls of marshmallow fluff
- 4 teddy grahams
- 4 dark chocolate covered almonds
- 3 dark chocolate Lindor truffles
- 2 spoonfuls of cookie dough ice cream
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot.
Put 1 cup of chocolate chips into a small metal mixing bowl and hold it inside the pot of boiling water. Use an oven mitt or hot pad so you don't burn your hand.
Stir the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula until they are evenly melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the boiling water.
Put even amounts of the melted chocolate into your chocolate frog mold and use a spoon to spread it around and make sure all of the details of the mold are filled in. You want a nice coat of chocolate in each frog mold.
Put the mold in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, get together your ingredients to go inside the chocolate frogs.
When the mold comes out of the freezer, put 2spoonfuls of marshmallow fluff into two of the molds (1 spoonful each). Put 2 teddy grahams in each of the two molds as well.
Put two dark chocolate covered almonds in each of another two molds.
Put 1 1/2 truffles in each of another two molds.
Put a spoonful of cookie dough ice cream in each of another two molds.
Follow the beginning instructions to melt another cup of chocolate chips. Again, evenly distribute the melted chocolate on top of the ingredients in your chocolate frog molds. Use a spoon to smooth out the chocolate as best as you can.
Place the molds in the freezer again, this time for about 20-30 minutes or until completely hardened.
Hold the mold upside down over a plate. The chocolate frogs should pop out of the mold quite easily.
Cut out small pieces of bakers parchment to put under your chocolate frogs so they don't melt onto your box or cards.