Do you know a kid who loves aquariums and the sea? Give him/her an awesome looking edible Jell-O aquarium dessert for his/her birthday this year. It is great for kids who are allergic to flour. You can even use sugar-free blue Jell-O too, if need be for those kids who can’t have sugar. You’ll be the hit of the party with this fun way to eat Jell-O. You could make these in individual clear cups too. Teachers can make this for school after studying the Ocean or Sea or aquaculture!!
What You’ll Need:
- Brand New clear glass Fish Bowl, washed and dried
- Several boxes of Blue Jell-O for your ocean “water” depending on how big your fish bowl is
- gummy fish
- Swedish Fish gummies
- Sharks Fruit Snacks
- Bag of Skittles
- Fresh Rosemary Herb Sprigs (looks like ocean plants)
- An “under the sea” ocean picture
- Canned whipped topping
- Bag of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers
- Step 1
Find a colorful ocean picture on the internet and print it out and tape it to the outside back of your clean fish bowl.
Open the bag of Skittles candies and pour enough in the bottom of your new, clean Fish Bowl to make it look like pebbles in a fish tank.
Make blue Jell-O according to package directions and pour Jell-O into Fish Bowl about 3/4 full or so. Let Skittles settle back down to bottom of bowl. Put bowl in the refrigerator until it starts to set.
When Jell-O is set enough to “hold” items, push the fresh Rosemary Sprigs around the sides of bowl to look like sea plants.
Take the gummy fish, swedish fish gummies, and Sharks fruit snacks and push them into the Jell-O all around to look like they are swimming. Put the fish bowl back in the frig to continue to completely set.
When Jell-O is completely set a few hours later, take some of the Gold Fish Crackers and partially press them tail first into the top of the Jell-O to look like they are jumping out of the blue Jell-O “ocean water.”
Take canned whipped topping and spray “white caps” or “fog” on top of your fish bowl “ocean” around the jumping gold fish crackers.
Your edible Jell-O aquarium is ready to eat! Enjoy! Play a CD of “Little Mermaid” songs or “Finding Nemo” songs while you eat. Have fun!