I was dying to make one of these ever since I saw it. What a clever idea! I'm not a fan of chocolate (I know, I'm some kind of freak), but I wanted to make a chocolate bookmark so badly that I *gasp* went out and purchased a Hershey bar. I let Kyle do the hard part (eating all that chocolate). ..and then he immediately threw the wrapper away, even though I specifically told him to save it. I mean, I spent a good 5 minutes carefully cutting the back of the wrapper with an X-acto knife. What freak takes that much care in opening a candy wrapper if she didn't have bigger, better, plans for it?!? He said it was a reflex. Suuuuuure.
At any rate, my wrapper was retrieved, albeit a little crumbled and ripped in more places than I would have liked. The tutorial is really great in explaining the process, and I followed it very closely. The only thing that I did differently was use an X-acto knife instead of the tip of a mechanical pencil to score the foam; I think this substitution makes it easier to make clean lines.
I like how the brown foam gives the chocolate bar some depth. After cutting out the bite mark, the bookmark turns into a pretty convincing Hershey bar.
Before I left for work in the morning, I left the completed chocolate bookmark on top of a book that Kyle had been reading. He said that he thought it was a real candy bar when he first saw it. But his dreams of eating a candy bar for breakfast were shot when he saw the post-it note that I left him.
The drawing's supposed to be me with cat ears. Yeah, don't ask, I did it in 10 seconds. Kyle says it's "Evil Shirley." I don't think she looks evil! Anyway, back to the bookmark: here's a shot of it in action. (The picture's a little dark; I took it when I got home at night, so the lighting wasn't too great).
Making these would be the perfect excuse to go out and buy a case of chocolate bars (heh, if chocolate's your thing). I know I'm tempted to make a couple more...after all, you can never have enough chocolate bookmarks.