Summer’s literally tapping on the window, and it won’t be long before the kids are tapping on the table for an icy cool sugary treat. So without further delay, here are a couple of creative ways to turn ordinary jelly into adventurous (and not all that unhealthy) treats:
- Rainbow Jellies: Pour a layer of colour A into the container. Allow to set before following up with a layer of colour B. Repeat until the jar is filled to the brim!
- Diagonal Rainbows: To make the rainbow jellies more interesting, place the cups at an angle in the fridge to create fun diagonal rainbows.
- Jelly Surprise: For an extra dash of amusement, “hide” surprises inside the jelly like plastic animals, jelly worms or other types of candy.
- Fish-in-a-Bag: Pour blue jelly into mini plastic bags, pop a candy fish inside and close the bag with a piece of string before placing it in the fridge.
- Jelly Orange Slices: Hollow out half an orange, pour jelly into the “bowl” and leave it in the fridge to set. Once ready, slice into wedges and serve. Alternatively use half a cantaloupe.
- Jelly Earth Worms: Tie a handful of normal drinking straws together with a rubber band and place the bundle upright in a glass. Pour the jelly into the straws. Once set, rinse gently with warm water to set the “worms” free.
- Jelly Eggs: Make a small hole in the side of a chicken egg and drain the contents. Pour the jelly into the whole shell and allow to set.
- Swimming Jelly Bears: Pour blue jelly into glasses. Once set, decorate with jelly teddies paddling on their backs or drifting around on their wine gum/wafer rafts.
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