Recipes For My Boys: Making Rainbows

Friday, June 17, 2011

Making Rainbows

The smoke is terrible outside from the wildfires nearby.  You walk outside and see only smoke..dense, smoke.  Eyes watering and nose burning…Time for us to stay inside.
We are going to make our own Rainbows….Jigglers that is.   Crystal clear slices of rainbows held in little hands.  ~smiles~

So this is what we need for our….

Rainbow Jigglers

Some colors have choices…some don’t.  Go ahead and pick your own flavors and have different combinations.  These are what we are going to use today.

1 pk of red gelatin..strawberry
1 pk of orange gelatin…well orange
1 pk of yellow gelatin….lemon
1 pk of green gelatin…lime
1 pk of blue gelatin… blueberry
1 pk of purple gelatin…grape
6 pk of unflavored gelatin
6 cups boiling water…plus a little more as some my evaporate (I use bottled to make it clearer)
6 cups of cold water (still using bottled water)

This is a lot of work but worth the smiles and giggles received from My Boys.  ~smiles…yet again~
You need a container that is deep enough to hold over 12 cups of liquid.  I was getting ready and couldn’t find the container I usually use…urgh.  I finally decided on a Rubbemaid 40 cup container that is to tall but I think it will work…. Line with a couple of pieces of plastic wrap, length and width, with edges overhanging.  Give a light spray of oil.   You will need this to lift the giant rainbow of gelatin out of the pan.  :D  You may also make in clear cups..pour the layers in and placing on a cookie sheet to set. 

Boil water, keep hot.  To make each layer....

Mix unflavored gelatin with 1 cup of cold water.  Set aside while water is boiling…a couple of minutes.  Mix flavored gelatin with 1 cup of boiling water.  Mix the two together and pour into container.  Place in refrigerator or freezer until set.  When it set…mix the orange gelatin the same as above.  Repeat in order as listed. *note*  I am missing the indigo layer, I didn’t find a gelatin to match. 

When you are finished with the last layer…gently lift from pan using overhang of plastic wrap.  Slice or use a rainbow shaped cookie cutter.  Hand to your little ones and see their faces sparkle like a rainbow after the rain.

2 comments:

happysandyh said...

What a fun idea! I may have to try this with my grandkids! Thanks for letting us peek inside the fun day you're having with your boys!

debi said...

Thank You Sandy! It is fun but does take a lot of time. Maybe you could do a few layers so your grandkids don't tire of it. I know my boys were a little tired by the end.

I hope y'all enjoy it!

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