Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Jell-o Ocean---An Unplugged Project

We made fun "ocean Jell-O" for this week's ocean themed Unplugged Project.
All we needed was:
berry blue Jell-o
gummy fish--We used Nemo fruit snacks
clear cups
Grace and Kim waiting for the water to boil for the jell-o.
Mix jell-o with 3/4 cup of boiling water.
Great job, Luke!
Measure 1/2 cup of cold water and then add ice until it measures 1 1/4 cups of liquid and ice.
Stir until it starts to thicken and remove any remaining ice. We thought we would be able to add our "fish" at this point, but the gummies were too heavy and sunk.
We refrigerated the jell-o of 30 minutes and then it was perfect for the gummies.
After 30 minutes in the fridge, they were ready to become the ocean.

They looked real cool!
Mark doesn't eat gummies, so he added a plastic squid to his "cup of ocean".
This was a fun look.
We put them back in the fridge for an hour.
This was our after lunch dessert---yummy, yummy, plus a lot of fun.
The kids now want to make a big blue bowl of jell-o and make a great big ocean for the rest of the family to enjoy.

Make sure to check out everyone's Unplugged Projects this week.
Next week---SOUND


Rhonda said...

We love doing jello cups here. So yummy and fun. I really like Mark's squid.

So Smrt said...

That's a great idea! I'm wondering what other foods could look like suspended sea creatures...

Anonymous said...

Very cool project. Your "oceans" look fun to make and eat!

Michelle said...

What a great idea. They look great and I'm sure the kids loved eating them!

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Anonymous said...

cute love the idea will do this!!!

Pennies of Time said...

Cannot wait to do this when we take our beach trip! Great ideas. Thank you!