Celebrate Shark Week with this fun Shark Tank Jello!  Your kids can have all kinds of fun with these fun treats.  Perfect for a pool party, shark theme or beach party.  With some easy directions you can make these inexpensive jello in a jar treats.

Celebrate Shark Week with this fun Shark Tank Jello!

Use a permanent marker to mark how high you want the jello to be in the jar.  The mark can easily be removed with nail polish remover.

Celebrate Shark Week with this fun Shark Tank Jello!

Make your jellos ahead of time in half pint jars.  Once the jello is solidified.  Pour some of the nerds into the jars that will be used as a tank (about 3 per box).  Run a knife around the edges of the jello releasing the seal; turn the jar upside down on top of the tank jar and wiggle the jello into the tank jar.

Celebrate Shark Week with this fun Shark Tank Jello!

Cut a slit in the jello and using a skewer submerge a shark into the jar (you can also add candy fish too).

Celebrate Shark Week with this fun Shark Tank Jello!

So much fun and everything is edible!

Celebrate Shark Week with this fun Shark Tank Jello!

Shark Tank Jello

Serves Makes 13 half pint jars     adjust servings


For the Jello

  • 1 (2 liter) bottle lemon lime soda, flat
  • 4 (1/4 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
  • 2 drops blue food coloring

For the tanks

  • 26 half pint jars (with a lid) 13 for the shark tank and 13 for the jello to set up in.
  • gummy sharks (I found mine at Walmart)
  • nerds (about 5 boxes)


    For the Jello:

    1. Pour the soda into a large bowl and let it sit on the counter up to 4 hours to become flat.
    2. Once the soda is flat; pour 1 cup of the soda into a bowl; sprinkle the gelatin over the soda and let stand to soften (about 5 minutes).
    3. Pour 2 cups of soda in a small saucepan over medium heat.
    4. Heat until just before a boil.
    5. Add softened gelatin, stiffing to dissolve completely (about 2 minutes).
    6. Pour into the bowl with the remaining soda along with food coloring; stir to combine.
    7. Fill each jar up to the line.
    8. Store in refrigerator until solidified (overnight is best).

    For the Tanks:

    1. When ready, run a knife around the edges to release the seal, turn upside down on top of another jar that already has the nerds in the bottom (about 3 jars per box).
    2. Jiggle loose the jello until it starts to move; it will slowly slide down into the jar that is ready to become a shark tank.
    3. Once the jello is in place; make a slice in the jello with a sharp knife and insert the gummy shark.
    4. You may also add candy shaped fish.


    pool fun




    Shark Tank Jello — 15 Comments

    1. Hi this is so great and I can’t wait to try it! But I was also wondering where you got the toy sharks from? The ones you used to decorate around the jars.
      Many thanks!

    2. Hi! Does this make a total of 6 or 13? I’m trying to figure out how many jars I’d need to end up with 7 total. I assume 14. But since the instructions call for 13 mason jars, I’m a little confused 🙂 Thanks!

      • Sorry about that Tina, Yes you will need double the amount of jars. One to fill with jello and another for the jello to fall into. This recipe makes 13 so you would need 26 jars. If you only want a total of 7 then you will need 14. You can just add the rest of the jello to a bowl. 🙂

    3. My stepdaughter made these for her son’s birthday party for party favors and they were amazing!! They are the cutest things ever!

      • Sure Krysta. That’s the reason I didn’t combine the nerds with the jello. Keeping them separate allows the nerds to keep their color and will continue looking awesome a few days after they’re made.

    4. Hi. Do these jars have to stay refrigerated once they’re done ?
      We’re having the party at a party place and I won’t be able to refrigerate them for a few hours.

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