Carving Jello

 Jello really wasn't meant for eating...it's much better as a craft/sensory experience for toddlers and preschoolers!  We "carved" orange jello for Halloween (it's like a pumpkin!), but you could carve any color any time of the year--just look at the jello row at Wal-mart: there's a dozen choices.  And if the kids happen to taste it?  Well, a little sugar water never hurt them.  Kaia actually refused to taste it because the texture didn't look like food!

To prepare the carving, we mixed the jello as the package indicated, then poured it onto a jelly roll pan.  After a couple hours in the fridge I used a spatula to place a square on each kids' plate.  They used tooth picks to carve their shapes.  They had a great time and I loved the clean-up process: I picked it all up and threw it away!

2 comments:

terri.forehand November 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

Great idea. I will keep checking in with you for more ideas for family fun. Consider submitting a post for a craft or activity to me at blogeditor@storiesforchildrenpublishing.com We are not able to pay yet but it gives you more writing clips and exposure for your blog. I look forward to hearing from you.

Ashley November 17, 2010 at 11:56 PM  

Great idea!