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Please check with your grown ups before starting this cooking project. You will need their help, especially with the boiling water.

These are easy, yummy, and fun, with a couple of options below. The hard part is waiting for them to get firm in the fridge! Invite some friends over to help make them, then have a little party when they're done!

Important Safety and Cooking Tips

What you'll need:

1 package (6 ounces) of "Berry Blue" Jell-O
1 1/4 cups boiling water
12 aluminum foil bake cups
12 gummy fish (Swedish fish candy)
Whipped cream or other topping


1. Wash your hands.
2. Put the 12 foil tins in a muffin or cupcake pan for easy filling, handling, and chilling.
3. Mix jello and 1 1/4 cups boiling water together until completely dissolved. If you use a 2 cup measurer with a handle and spout, it'll be easier (and neater) in Step 4.
4. Pour dissolved blue jello into each of 12 foil tins so that each one is about half-full.
5. Refrigerate on flat shelf 3 hours or until very firm.
6. 3 hours later... Wash hands again.
7. Gently pull back foil and remove mini oceans. Arrange on your favorite serving dish.
8. Add a tiny wave of whipped cream and a gummy fish to the top of each one. Serve at your next party or classroom event.

If you don't like finger food and prefer to eat your jello oceans with a spoon, prepare regular blue jello according to package directions. When slightly cool, pour into clear plastic cups. Refrigerate until firm, then decorate with a wave of whipped cream and a gummy fish. If you have them, add plastic cocktail mermaids to the edges of the cups.
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