Wednesday, January 25, 2012

33) Jello Stacking

Last week I was reminded why jello remains a long standing kid favorite. It is such a bizarre consistency that it is really hard not to stick your fingers in. It jiggles, it wiggles, it comes in bright beautiful colors. Really what more could a kid want, oh right for it to be deliciously sweet. Add that in and you have come up with the perfect kid food! The Bee and Bean had never had jello before but we had a box of Knox gelatin so I figured we would give it a shot. The Bee and I followed the directions on the back of the box: Mix four packets of gelatin with one cup of cold juice. Then bring 3 cups of juice to a boil. remove from heat and mix with the cold juice and gelatin. We then divided our gelatin mixture into two bowls and added green food coloring to one and red food coloring to the other. We poured the mixtures into glass baking pans and put them in the fridge for a few hours. After they had fully chilled we took them out and cut them into blocks.Then the stacking challenge begin. The Bean was all about building towers, then laughing hysterically when the tower would tip over and bounce across her plate. The Bee worked on building houses. To my surprise I had to remind them both that they could actually eat the jello too!

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