Edible Worms

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Edible Worms: an activity for children of all ages. This recipe is messy and takes a bit of time, but the result is a very realistic appearance of a pile of worms.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 package (6 ounces) of red Jell-O (strawberry, raspberry, or grape)
    • 3 envelopes (or tbsp) of unflavored gelatin
    • 3 cups of boiling water
    • 12 to 15 drops of green food coloring
    • 3/4 cup whipping cream
    • 100 flexible straws
    • 2 rubberbands
  • You can watch the video or follow the instructions below to make the worms.

  • Boil 3 cups of water.
  • Empty all of the gelatin into a large bowl.
  • Add 3 cups of boiling water to the bowl and stir until well dissolved.
  • Add 12-15 drops of food coloring and stir.
  • Set aside and allow to cool until room temperature.
  • Stretch out the straws and place stretchy side down into a tall container. Place two rubberbands around them to keep them tightly together.
  • When the Jell-O mixture is cooled, add the cream and stir well.
  • Poor this mixture into a measuring cup for easier pouring.
  • Set the straw container in a bowl to catch any overflow and pour the jello carefully into the straws.
  • Put the straws and bowl into the refrigerator and allow to chill for about 8 hours.
  • Score around the container with a butter knife to get the straws out of the container.
  • Pinch the straw to get the jello out or use a rolling pin and roll over the straws to squeeze the jello out.
  • Then you can play with, make dirt cups, or eat these pile of worms!
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.