Jell-o Building Blocks

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Take your building block play to the next level. How? With edible building blocks of course!

Kids can help with the first step of the easy preparation – sprinkle one gelatin-free jel dessert (we use Simply Delish) over 1/3 cup water in a saucepan. If you want your blocks to be extra firm, add an additional packet of unflavored jel (such as Lieber’s) – we didn’t have any on hand, so skipped that step!

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Adults, heat the mixture over low heat for about 3 minutes, until the powder dissolves.

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Pour into the compartments of an ice cube tray and transfer to the fridge until completely set.

Jello block (3)For the most fun, try a variety of colors! We were limited to orange and red, since those were the only flavors available at the store. For some reason, our orange came out very smooth, but our strawberry and raspberry flavors were a bit lumpy!

When the blocks had set, I surprised Travis with a plateful. Wow! Wibby wobbly building blocks.

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We loved seeing how they felt…

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And trying to stack them, with varying degrees of success.

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And of course if you get tempted during your play, there is no problem with trying a bite!

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A great variation on block play!