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.
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.
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.
Cut a slit in the jello and using a skewer submerge a shark into the jar (you can also add candy fish too).
So much fun and everything is edible!
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:
- Pour the soda into a large bowl and let it sit on the counter up to 4 hours to become flat.
- 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).
- Pour 2 cups of soda in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Heat until just before a boil.
- Add softened gelatin, stiffing to dissolve completely (about 2 minutes).
- Pour into the bowl with the remaining soda along with food coloring; stir to combine.
- Fill each jar up to the line.
- Store in refrigerator until solidified (overnight is best).
For the Tanks:
- 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).
- 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.
- Once the jello is in place; make a slice in the jello with a sharp knife and insert the gummy shark.
- You may also add candy shaped fish.
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