So like everyone else, I am in love with chevron print! Because we like jello activities, we had to try combining the two to make our jello adorable and stand out from the rest. All you need is jello and sweetened condensed milk. You can do it, just in time for all those Easter parties coming up. Really, you could use any color combination and make it for any holiday. I am especially looking forward to Christmas.
Ms. Tiger helped to mix the jello, but I did the stripes. Maybe when she is a little older she could help more. She did enjoy watching and eating her jello when it was all done.
2 Boxes of jello that are different colors (blue doesn’t work very well for stripes, but could be the base)
2 tbs. Sweetened condensed milk
2 tbs. Hot Water
1 Piece of thick paper (optional)
1. To make your base make one box of jello according to directions on the box. Pour into dish and let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until the top is solid and ready for chevron stripes.
|Use a fork to pop any bubbles|
2. To make stripes mix 2 tbs. hot water with 2 tbs. of jello from your second box, stir until dissolved. Add 2 tbs sweetened condensed milk and stir. The milk helps the color show up better. If the color isn’t bright enough, add some food coloring to the mix.
3. Use a paint brush or small spatula to draw on stripes.
If you are worried about getting your lines straight, accordion fold your paper according to how big you want your chevron stripe to be. Gently press the paper on top of your jello so it leaves a tiny mark where your want your stripes to be (I figured this out after the jello pictured was made). You do not want to cut into the jello because jello likes to tear which makes an ugly stripe.
5. Put jello in the fridge to set up. It doesn’t take very long because it is just a thin layer and your done!
|You can make chevron jigglers. Helps hide imperfect lines!|