Jell-O Jigglers

Lately, we have been doing a lot of craft kits in the afternoons.  They are great to have around, but not nearly as fun or creative as a craft you make up or have to gather your own supplies for. You could consider this idea a recipe or a craft, I am pretty sure it is both. . .

Jell-O is one of those items we always seem to have on hand, even though we rarely make it and my kids don’t even really enjoy eating it.

I discovered a few boxes in my pantry recently and was inspired to make jigglers with my children.  In a former life I worked for Kraft Foods in their test kitchens and had the privilege of taking “Jell-O 101” class.

It is an easy recipe for the kids to help open the boxes, dump and mix- although you need to be careful with boiling water.  We also love the intense smell that the Jell-O has.  We used strawberry and it smells just like a Strawberry Shortcake doll!

By far the most fun is letting the children choose the cookie cutters and press them into the firm, but jiggly Jell-O. We had friends over when we cut the jigglers out.  They loved playing with them and it made quite a sticky mess.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 13:54:02

    Very fun. I like Bridget’s butterfly.


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