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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
Selotape
A K'Nex Roto moulding machine (see my instructable of how to build one of these here)

Step 1: Build the machine

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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!
 
danm_daniel2 years ago
That DIY rotocaster is awesome
wilgubeast2 years ago
Easily the most delicious-looking project that uses K'NEX. Good work!