This Wednesday was my son’s last day of preschool. I can hardly believe he is old enough to be walking and talking, let alone graduating from preschool. ((cue chorus of “Sunrise, Sunset”)) There was a small reception after the school’s end of the year program, and I volunteered to bring a simple snack. I wanted an idea that wasn’t too fussy, and that focused more on the beginning of summer than on the end of the school year. And, it’s cheap to boot!
I found the idea for Blue Sky Jello on Anastasia’s Palace, and it was just what I was looking for. I dummied down the already fairly simple process, to make these cute individual treats for the kids.
To make Summer Skies Jello, you will need:
blue jello mix (made according to package instructions)
canned whipped cream
clear plastic cups*
yellow and orange construction paper*
smiley face stamp (optional)
double sided tape
*found at the dollar store
First, I made up four large packages of blue jello according to the directions on the box. The four boxes of jello ended up yielding 26 good-sized portions of the jello. You will have to adjust the amount you use for the number of people you will be serving. Figure roughly 6 people per box of jello.
After the jello had fully set, I stirred it up with a large spoon to break it up so that it would conform to the shape of the plastic cups. In the cups, I alternated small scoops of the blue jello with little squirts of canned whipped cream.
Once the jello and whipped cream settle into the cups, it looks just like a gorgeous summer sky, full of fair weather clouds! I cut some smiling suns out of cheap construction paper and taped them to the ends of the plastic spoons. The spoons stand straight up in the jello so the suns were shining above the clouds.
The whipped cream melted a bit on the car ride over to the school, but otherwise they help up pretty well.
This would be a fun treat to welcome your kids home on their first day of summer vacation or an easy activity to keep them occupied two days later when they are already bored. Happy almost summer vacation!
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