How to make Jell-O Worms! A Spooky Halloween Treat!

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This is a super fun Halloween recipe that the kids will love to slurp up!

While the recipe is actually very simple, here are a few tips before you begin:

  1. You want your container packed with straws as tightly as possible.  My container was flexible, so once I had poured the Jell-O in, I used a rubber band around the carton to make it even tighter and bring the level of the liquid to the top of the straw.
  2. When removing the worms from the straws, wear rubber gloves if you have them.  I didn’t and my hands turned red for the day. :)
  3. I tried many methods for removing the “worms”.  Running them under warm water actually melts the Jell-O because it’s so thin.  The easiest way I found is listed in the recipe!
  4. The straws are cheap, I got them at the dollar store.

Have fun!  My kids loved this, even the teenagers!

Jell-O Worms! A Spooky Halloween Treat!

Jell-O Worms!  A Spooky Halloween Treat!

Ingredients

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  • 2 packages of Raspberry Jell-O (4 servings each)
  • 3 packets of unflavored gelatin (1/4 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 15 drops green food coloring
  • 150 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container tightly)
  • Empty milk carton or container

Instructions

  1. Stretch out the bendy part of all of your straws. Prepare your "worm mold" by placing the straws into your container. If using a milk carton, do not cut it, just open the top. The tighter they are packed in, the better.
  2. Place the Jell-O and unflavored gelatin in a bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until dissolved.
  3. Let cool to room temperature. Add whipping cream and food coloring. Gently stir.
  4. Pour the Jell-O mixture into the straws. Refrigerate over night.
  5. Removing the worms
  6. Pinch out a little piece of Jell-O from one end of the straw (about 1/2") Place 2 or 3 straws on a hard surface and with a rolling pin (on the end that you have pinched out the Jell-O) roll the end of the straw until the worm starts to come out of the straw.
  7. Once the worm has started to move out, it's easy to use your fingers to just push the worm out the rest of the way.
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Preschool Valentines Day Craft!

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This bead heart is really cute and super easy to make.

Do you know my favorite part about it?  There is no mess, that’s right NO glue, NO paint, and NO glitter.

It’s perfect for the preschool aged crowd because it uses fine motor skills to thread each bead onto the pipe cleaner.  You can also ask your child to work the beads into a pattern, sort them by color or count the beads as they put them on.

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Directions:

  • Start out with a pipe cleaner and some pony beads (we used red and white but you can use any color you like)beading fingers
  • String the beads on to your pipe cleaner until you have about ½ inch left on each end of the pipe cleaner
  • Twist the pipe cleaner ends together and shape it into a heart.
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You can also cut the pipe cleaners in half and make smaller hearts to hang on sting as a necklace! How cute would that be?!?



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