Happy Friday! You know what that means. *grins evilly*

Time for the third craft of the Christmas Craft Collab with Light4theLord! She’s posting her craft tomorrow, so be sure you don’t miss out on that.

I’ll show you how to make these super delicious (WHY DID I SAY DELICIOUS HUMANS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO EAT THEM) doll-sized chocolate gold coins, and a goody bag to put them in, too! I know they’re popular around Hanukkah, but I buy ’em and eat ’em for Christmas anyway. XD

K.C. thinks they make great stocking stuffers for dolls and hopes I stop talking about them so I can actually show you how to make them.

How rude.

To make these faux doll-sized gold chocolate coins,

You Will Need:

  • nickels (1 nickel = 1 chocolate coin, so choose however many nickels for coins you’d like to make)
  • gold marker (I bought the gold Sharpies above at Walmart for two dollars, I think, specifically for this craft)
  • scissors (no 👏 cutting 👏 yourself 👏 with 👏 them like me 👏 please!)
  • aluminum foil (preferably not stolen from the kitchen without your parents’ permission 😬)
  • a bit of fabric (I just cut a medium-sized amount from an old red shirt; you’ll just need a small square each to make the goody bags to hold the coins)
  • ribbon (preferably in a contrasting Christmas color with the bag)
  • an adult’s permission to make something this awesome (unless you unfortunately take on after me and never ask for permission before making a craft)

Step 1

Put your coin on the foil and cut a square with large enough margins to cover it completely if folded over, like above.

Step 2

If you didn’t cut a large enough square, YOU FAILED. Keeping the nickel in the middle of the foil square, fold everything else back and press it behind.

Tada! The nickel doesn’t really look any different from its original form (unless you look at the back).

Pro Tip

Press and rub your finger across the front of the foil-covered coin so the coin’s design can show through more, like a mold.

When in doubt, listen to the paper.

Step 3

HEHE. Using your gold marker, color the front of the coin. I only did one layer, but you could experiment with two and you might get more color, but the coins looked fine with one.

You might want to do this on a sheet of scrap paper to avoid getting marker all over your desk. I never did this with my earlier crafts, which is why my desk is… colorful, to say the least. XD

Almost there! Allow that to dry for a few seconds so you don’t smudge it up with your fingers and get them messy. Like I did. 😇

Then tackle the back of the coin, which should look like this.

Pro Tip

Don’t run your marker over the backside of the coin like we did with the smooth front of it. Instead, gently blot and dap the marker on top of the folded foil to avoid tearing or messing up the fold.

Let the back dry for a few seconds, then move on to the sides.

Holding the coin down with one hand, gently color the sides (this is a little messy, so that paper will come in handy, otherwise you’ll have a gold ring on your desk).

Alternative Step 1

This is an alternative way to cover the coin in goldness, but the result isn’t as good.

Cut out a square of foil large enough to completely cover your coin if folded.

Alternative Step 2

Gently color the foil square beforehand. Avoid crinkling the foil, unlike me. Let this dry for a few moments, otherwise you’ll be getting your fingers messy… again. 😄

The blank spot in the corner is where my finger held the foil down because I was too impatient to let it dry.

Alternative Step 3

Fold the foil around the coin and press to attempt to make the coin’s design show through. As you can see, it doesn’t look as good, but you might find this way easier.

😬

Step 4

Cut a square of fabric more than large enough to cover your coins if folded.

Step 5

Grab and pinch the four corners of the fabric square together with the coins inside.

Step 6

HEHE PRETTY BOW.

Bam! There you have it. I really like gold chocolate coins, and I eat them around Christmastime even though they’re popular for Hanukkah too.

(If you wanted to tear the foil and take photos of your dolls enjoying the coins, you could also color the original nickel with a brown marker. THAT WOULD LOOK SO CUTE IN PHOTOSHOOTS AND PHOTOSTORIES. I didn’t think of this until after I had taken all of the photos. Waaa. Typical me. XD)

Make sure the color of the coins is dry before giving them to your dolls. The Sharpie marker didn’t take long to dry at all.

If your dolls like different sizes of coins, you could also do this with dimes, pennies, and quarters.

I wonder whose stocking this is and who she’s giving the coins too! Hopefully it’s me. Hehe.

Actually, BAD IDEA. Don’t eat your dolls’ food, guys. I know it looks yummy. DON’T DO IT.

If you made this craft, I’d love to see!

If you send in any pictures of any CCC (2016 or 2017) craft to me at madison[at]powerofGOD[dot]com or Light4theLord at dollsnall4ever@gmail.com, you’ll be featured in the Christmas Craft Collab recap on Christmas Eve! K.C. would love to see any pictures of chocolate coins. 😉

Once again, be sure not to miss L4TL‘s craft every Saturday until Christmas! Come back Tuesday for part 2 of The Secret Santa Disaster, and don’t forget about the Christmas card exchange!