A little ways back, Chris texted me me this picture & said something along the lines that he wanted to make them for the boys:
Cool, right? And since I’m not one to stand in the way of creativity, especially someone else’s, I was all for it.
I have to admit that I was pretty excited to see how they would turn out. We didn’t tell the kids that we were making them in case they didn’t turn out well. It was almost like we had a premonition……
He laid everything out before he started.
Then he made the Jello.
He filled a water bottle with the straws because it was taller than a regular cup.
Once the Jello was ready, he poured it into the straw “mold”.
We let it firm up overnight and when it was time to release the “worms” from their straws, Chris had to cut the straws/jello out of the water bottle.
Next was to run the Jello filled straws under warm water (please pay no mind to my sink full of dirty dishes).
Apparently you need to be a scientist who is well versed in water temperatures to be able to extract the damn things from the straws and it definitely wasn’t as easy as we thought it would be. Chris started by running three or four straws under the warm water and here’s what came out:
If we ran the straws under the water for too long, the Jello melted back to liquid form. If we didn’t keep them under the water long enough, the Jello wouldn’t come out. We weren’t able to perfect the timing and all we ended up with was a big flippin’ mess.
Seriously, in the end here’s what we ended up with:
Afterwards, I went back and looked at the instructions and I noticed that it said jelly instead of Jello. Could that have been the issue? We’ll never know, because neither of us plan on attempting this again anytime, well, ever. The moral of the story here kids is that not every nifty little trick you see on Pinterest actually works. At least not in our case.