Why spend up to £10 to buy an Easter egg that may have very little chocolate in it, when you can mould your own at half the price, and have the bonus of giving a personalised gift?!

I had grown up with the notion that to create Easter eggs, you had to melt chocolate and brush it in layers into the mould, building it up over time to a descent thickness. Although a great little hobby project for creating a handful of eggs, this just takes far too long if you want to create a large number of them. It also isn't nearly as adventurous as I would like!

To complete this project, you will need...
Chocolate (well duh!)
Cadbury mini eggs (for the dotty effect)
An Easter egg mould
3 Elastic bands
A K'Nex Roto moulding machine (see my instructable of how to build one of these here)

Step 1: Build the machine

This one is fairly self explanatory - in order to roto-mould your Easter eggs, you will need to build the roto-moulding machine. The full instructions for this are on another of my instructables, or you could build your own machine!
The basic principle is simple; the machine spins the mould in all directions, causing the melted material inside to be washed around the outside until it coats it. Magic!
That DIY rotocaster is awesome
Easily the most delicious-looking project that uses K'NEX. Good work!

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