This is a fun sensory activity for toddlers and older children. It is interesting and oogey and gooey and some might say a bit gross. But kids love it.
You will have to prepare the jelly the night before so it can set. Children can exercise their fine motor skills when using a pipette or dropper. Children will also have fun seeing the colors mix and the effect the colors have in the jelly.
You will need:
- Jelly ( I used two boxes of litchi flavor as its clear) or gelatin
- a mold (I used a ring jelly mold)
- food coloring or liquid watercolor
- pipettes or droppers for each color
Prepare the Jelly or Gelatin according to the packet instructions and as much as you need to fill your mold. Set the jelly/gelatin in the fridge overnight.
When you are ready to use it, de-mold it onto a tray and set out food color/watercolor into mini containers with the pipettes.
Let your child suck up the color with the pipette and inject it into the Jelly.
I hope you and your child enjoyed this activity. It can get messy so be prepared. This is a great activity for outside on a warm summer’s day.