Traffic Light Jelly is a pretty simple treat that looks really cool!
Although this can be done in a bowl, I think putting them in individual glasses has much more of a “wow factor”.
The cups you use don’t have to be stemmed, as long as they are see-through.
The kids all choose a colour that they were going to be “in charge of”.
DD8 was first. She mixed the green jelly and poured it into the cups using a ladle.
TIP: It helps if you do the first one, and then the child uses it as a guide to fill the other cups to the same height. Also it makes the jelly set quicker if half the amount of water is boiling hot. Stir and dissolve. Then put the second half of the water in, but this time put in cold water. This way the water ends up being luke warm, so it cools down and hardens quicker. When you put the cups in the fridge to set, put them on a tray to make transporting them in and out of the fridge easier.
Once the jelly was semi set (you put your finger in and it is solid), DD6 came along to add her yellow jelly. (you can use orange)
DS4 added the final colour, red!
DD2 made a bowl of traffic light jelly with the left over jelly that didn’t make it into the cups. (This was an easier job for her, rather than spooning set amounts into individual cups)
We started making this late morning, and it was all done by after dinner for dessert! YUM!