Jiggler mold or cookie cutters
We used this one:
I got it at Wal-Mart for around $3.00. It comes with the mold and two big boxes of Jello.
The main reason I wanted to do this is because Emerson kept asking what gelatin was. She has a Halloween book that talks about a skeleton eating gelatin. I knew I couldn't really explain it to her so I decided it would be best to show her. When I saw the Jigglers kit, I thought it was even better!
Since the prep involves boiling water, Emerson couldn't really help with actually making the jello but she was excited anyway.
When I was filling the mold I noticed that we had quite a bit left over so I used one of her little plates for the rest. I knew it would be perfect for her to try and make her own jigglers with cookie cutters. I think it was a little too thin because the jigglers didn't really work but she had a great time playing in it (and eating it!)
At first she was just moving it from one plate to another, but she eventually took a big bite!
And, of course, we couldn't end the fun without eating an actual jiggler. They turned out really cute and were surprisingly easy to get out of the mold.
Emerson chose the skeleton and was pretty happy about it.This was another super simple and fun activity that Emerson and I both loved. And just for fun, here's a little video showing just what a fan of jello Emerson really is.