1. Simple Jell-O Sandcastles
If you’ve been building sandcastles at the beach all summer long, why not try it in the kitchen? Have your kids add the marshmallow tops and the brown sugar “sand” for a bit of sunshine on
a rainy afternoon. Make Jell-O sandcastles!
2. Jell-O Fishbowl
Wow your little ones with this whimsical treat packed with Sweedish Fish and jelly-bean “rocks.” They’ll never look at Jell-O the same way again. Make Jell-O fishbowls for kids.
3. Fruit Jell-O Shots
These “shots” may remind parents of those wild college years, but we think this nonalcoholic version, served up with a side of gummies, is way more fun than any frat party. Make fruity Jell-O shots.
4. Jell-O Petri Dish Treats
It’s alive! The creepy-crawly factor from these jiggly Jell-O petri dishes and sour gummy worms make eating them all that more delightful. A great snack for a science-group study break, perhaps? Make Jell-O Petri dish treats.
5. Vegan Gelatin With Agar Agar
Didn’t think it was possible to eat Jell-O after going vegan? Think again! Vegan- and vegetarian-friendly ingredient Agar Agar works to make all types of gelatin recipes without animal byproducts. Make vegan gelatin.
6. Frozen Jell-O Fruit Popsicles
If it’s too hot for plain-old Jell-O, try it as a frozen treat. These Jell-O popsicles are loaded with fruit, making this an extra sweet, refreshing snack. Make frozen Jell-O fruit popsicles.
7. Stained Glass Jell-O
Pretty as a picture! You might want to take a photograph of these beautiful stained-glass Jell-O squares once you make them because your kids will gobble them up fast. Make stained glass Jell-O.
8. Rainbow Jellies
Who doesn’t love a colorful, jiggly treat? These jellies would be a fun snack to make when your child is learning about ROY G. BIV in class. Make rainbow jellies.
9. Pineapple-Raspberry Jell-O Bites
Think kid-friendly Jell-O can’t work as a grown-up appetizer? These elegant pineapple-raspberry squares will make you reconsider. Make pineapple-raspberry Jell-O bites.
10. Striped Jell-O Bites
Earn your (Jell-O) stripes! This layered treat is a beautiful appetizer for a party — or just a dressed-up afternoon snack. Make striped Jell-O bites.
11. Fruity Jell-O Cups
For parent chefs who need to break out of the Jell-O mold: If you find your gelatin creation crumbling, make it work with pretty cups like these — and a little kitchen magic. Make fruity Jell-O cups.
12. Grape Jiggle Cups
Kids can get their fruit fix and sweet fix with these cups, which are made with 100% grape juice to cut down on the sugar factor. Make grape jiggle cups.