Mini Thor loooooves the Disney Pixar Movie “Monsters, Inc.” With the new Monster University movie coming out this month there is Monsters stuff all over Walmart. He spotted a Jell-O juggler mold with the faces of a few characters right next to “berry scary” flavored jell-o, so of course we just couldn’t pass it up! There were a couple other jell-o uses that I’d been wanting to try as well, so I thought we’d just make a night of it. A Monsterrific Jellotastic Movie Night!
First we made Jello-Jigglers so they could sit for three hours in the fridge and be ready for dessert after supper.
This is the end result…
They turned out awesome and Mini Thor loved them!
Next I fixed “Monster Snacks” for us to eat while we watch the movie. I made Jello Grapes and they were a hit! (There are many many posts out there with this idea so I’m not sure who actually came up with this genius snack.)
Here’s the how to..
Mini Thor and Aunt PeyPey both loved them! They were gobbled up quickly and I had to make a second batch!
(You may want to use a lighter colored jello if you are worried about messy fingers)
Next we made some “Jel-doh,” homemade play-do using jello mix! I’m kind of weird (which you may have guessed already) and I just can’t stand the smell that store bought play-doh leaves on your hands, yuck! so when I found a recipes for making this scented dough I just had to try it! If you have a little one who may be tempted to taste play-doh this dough might be a good trial before using other modeling clays with them. If they eat this it won’t do any harm, although I can’t imagine it tasting very well.
Here’s the how-to…
In a small saucepan combine the following:
– 1 cup flour
– 1/2 cup salt
– 1 Tbsp cooking oil
– 2 tsp cream of tartar
– 1 cup water
– 1 (3oz) package of Jello
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the dough becomes the consistency of mash potatoes.
Remove from pot and cool on a lightly flour surface.
When it has cooled enough, kneed the dough thoroughly.
(Store in an air tight container when not in use.)
We put our Jel-do to use as soon as it was cool! We made it into MONSTERS!
We used googly eyes (I love googly eyes!!!), pipe cleaners, and pompoms to make silly monsters!
Mini Thor was occupied by this for like half and hour, which is a very long time for a two year old!
I loved making jel-doh monsters with my little monster! We made many monster friends!
We ended up watching Monsters, Inc. a couple times and we had lots of monster fun!!!