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Mother's Day Activities

Chocolate Spoons for Kids

A chocolate spoon sweetens mom's coffee in the morning.
A chocolate spoon sweetens mom's coffee in the morning.

There are a number of Mother's Day activities for kids to choose from to make the day special, but these chocolate spoons will make her day even sweeter! Surprise her with one at breakfast time -- mom will love to stir her coffee with a chocolate spoon.

What You'll Need:

1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


11/2 teaspoons solid shortening

Mixing spoon

Measuring spoons and cup

2 plastic spoons

Microwave-safe cup

Drinking glasses

Plastic bags


Have an adult help you with this project.

Pour the chips into the microwave-safe cup. Add the shortening. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir, and continue to microwave for 30 seconds or until the chips are melted. Stir thoroughly.

If you don't have a microwave, melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler on the stove.

When all the chocolate has melted, use the mixing spoon to coat the chocolate on the front and back of the plastic spoons. Only coat the spoon part, not the handle.

Carefully place the plastic spoon on the rim of a drinking glass to dry. It will probably take about 10 minutes for the chocolate to harden.

When the spoons are ready, put them in a plastic bag and tie them with a ribbon. These spoons are best when freshly made.

Surprise mom by placing them next to her coffee cup on Mother's Day morning.

Mother's Day is all about showing mom how much you love and appreciate her. On the next page, learn how to create a sentimental journey for mom with an original poem.

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