We are weeks away from Halloween, and anyone who follows this blog knows I am always trying to find fun crafts or projects to do with my toddler.
For some reason, I always gravitate towards projects that incorporate my daughter’s tiny hands. Kids just grow so quickly, and I just think it’s a lot of fun to make things that showcase how she’s growing.
My daughter is only 3, and while Halloween is fun for her because she can dress in costume and go trick-or-treating, she’s yet to see the scary side of it. I’m kind of hiding her from ghosts and goblins because I don’t want to freak her out. But, there’s still much to enjoy. We will imbue ourselves the G-rated way!
While on the hunt for easy projects, I was presented with this fun recipe (that can be found on the JELL-O website that celebrates Halloween.
I have fond memories of JELL-O, and let’s face it, who doesn’t?
Anytime I’d visit my grandparents on a Sunday, they’d have JELL-O in the fridge waiting for us. My Nana used to make them in wide-mouth champagne glasses and it always made eating JELL-O fun, not to mention decadent. Especially for a kid!
This is the first Halloween I’ve ever made anything with my toddler and this recipe couldn’t be easier. All you need is some JELL-O, boiling water and a baking pan. Sounds like a cinch, right?
Here’s where your kids come in.
All an adult has to do is trace the child’s hand on paper. (I used parchment paper, but any paper will do.)
Cut it out and then place the hand on the molded JELL-O and cut around the hand. Do this as many times as you can fit, and voila! Creepy and cute JELL-O JIGGLERS Hands!
There are actually some other great recipes to do with kids, but this one fit my daughter’s age the best.
She got a kick out of seeing her hands, plus I arranged them in a fun way for her and her friend to have as a snack one day last week. I think it got them in the Halloween spirit, now they are even more excited to go trick-or-treating. 🙂
When I was a kid, we ate fruit inside the JELL-O, but I decided to serve it on the side.
You know how picky toddlers can be!
What are your memories with JELL-O?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.