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Jello Cups “Deep Sea Fishing”

Let’s go fishing! It’s fun and easy with these deep sea fishing jello cups!

When you sit down to read with your kids, what’s their favorite book? We are loving Dr. Seuss’s “One Fish, Two Fish” right now. For those of you who might not remember that story from your own childhood, it starts out with,

One fish, Two fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

And the rhymes continue from there. Full of the usual silly words, it’s a great read aloud book, and the entire family enjoys it. This led to a fun discussion about fish, and all the things fish do. Swim, hang out with other fish, eat worms, etc.

We decided to make these deep sea fishing jello cups to help us remember that day and all that we learned.

jello fishing cups

A simple and fun craft turned snack, these jello cups can be made in a couple of minutes, with a bit of setting time. We let out sit in the fridge overnight to firm up completely, but if you are in more of a hurry to make the snack, you can use ice cubes instead of cold water to get the jello to set faster.

What if I need to stay gluten free? Can I still make these jello cups?

Sure! You can sub out gluten free pretzel sticks, found at most grocery stores now.

Try these other fun foods, too:

Red, White & Blue Waffles

Patriotic Marshmallow Pops

Peeps Cupcakes

 

What if I am a vegan/vegetarian? How can I still make these?

You can certainly still enjoy this fun snack as a vegetarian or vegan. Simply swap out the blue jello for vegetable gelatin, and add approved food coloring. Alternatively, use the gelatin with grape juice to get a similar effect.

Swap out the dairy whipped cream for non dairy whipped cream and you are all ready to go!

blue jello on top, swedish fish on pretzel rods on bottom

making jello cups

Ingredients:

  • Clear Plastic Punch Cups
  • 1 Family Size Box of Blue Jello
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Swedish Fish
  • Cherry Pull-n-Peel Twizzlers
  • Whip Cream

Instructions:

  1. Prepare jello in a large sauce pan as advised on box.
  2. Let cool briefly and place into plastic punch cups. Fill each cup almost to the top, as shown.
  3. Place cups in the refrigerator and let jello set for several hours until firm. (I let mine set over night.)
  4. Pull one “string” off your Twizzler and cut in half.
  5. Push on end through the end of your Swedish Fish. I pushed mine through with a fork.
  6. Wrap the other end of the Twizzler around the end of a pretzel, as shown.
  7. Push the end of the pretzel through the jello at the side of the cup, as shown.
  8. On the opposite side of your jello cup, create waves with your whip cream, and place one Swedish Fish in the middle.
  9. Makes 6-8 cups.

What is your favorite book to read aloud? How do you keep the learning going with that?

 

Deep Sea Fishing Jello Cups

Ingredients

  • clear punch cups
  • 1 box blue jello family size
  • pretzel sticks
  • swedish fish
  • Cherry Pull-n-Peel Twizzlers
  • Whipped Cream

Instructions

  1. Prepare jello in a large sauce pan as advised on box.

    blue jello on top, swedish fish on pretzel rods on bottom
  2. .Let cool briefly and place into plastic punch cups. Fill each cup almost to the top, as shown.

    making jello cups
  3. Place cups in the refrigerator and let jello set for several hours until firm. (I let mine set over night.)

  4. Pull one "string" off your Twizzler and cut in half.Push on end through the end of your Swedish Fish. I pushed mine through with a fork.

  5. Wrap the other end of the Twizzler around the end of a pretzel, as shown.Push the end of the pretzel through the jello at the side of the cup, as shown.

  6. On the opposite side of your jello cup, create waves with your whip cream, and place one Swedish Fish in the middle.

  7. Makes 6-8 cups.

jello cups on top, finished jello deep sea fishing cups on bottom

 

deep sea fishing jello cups

 

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