Sunday, April 1, 2012

DIY Easter Egg Jello Molds

Here is yet another brilliant idea that I found via pinterest, except I decided to make my own molds. Mostly because I couldn't find the molds to buy, and also because I new I had 100's of plastic easter eggs in storage that I could easily use to make my own. I found the actual idea for the rainbow jello Easter eggs here but for me it was more of an idea, I took my own rainbow jello recipe and made my own molds and came up with these....


What you will need:

The Bottom Half of Your Empty Egg Cartons
12 Jumbo Plastic Easter Eggs (Make sure they do NOT have any holes in them and that they stay together well.)
6 (3 oz.) Boxes of Different Flavors/Colors of Jello
A 16 oz. Tub of Whipped Topping
Your Hubby's Drill and a 13/64 Drill Bit
Needed but Not Pictured:
Non-Stick Cooking Spray - Get Vegetable Oil or Original Spray...NOT Butter Flavored or any other flavor.
2 Bowls
A Liquid Measuring Cup (Needs to measure at least one cup and be microwave save)
A 1/3 C. Measuring Cup
A Medicine Syringe (Mine measured up to 5 ML)
Water


Step One:

Open up all of your plastic egg and drill a hole in the top half of each of the eggs...



Step Two:

Wash your plastic eggs in hot soapy water...


Step Three:

After your eggs have dried, spray the insides of both half's with non-stick cooking spray...generously enough that the jello won't stick, but not so generously that you will be tasting the cooking spray when your jello eggs are done...


Step Four:

Put your eggs together and place them in your empty egg cartons...


Step Five:

Measure 1 cup of water and boil in the microwave for 2 minutes...


Step Six:

Pour that water into a bowl and dissolve your first color/flavor of jello in the boiling water...


Step Seven:

Place 1/3 Cup of whipped topping into your other bowl...


Step Eight:

Pour half of your dissolved jello over the whipped topping and whisk until the whipped topping is dissolved...



Step Nine:

Set your "clear" bowl of dissolved jello aside...then take your whipped topping dissolved jello and measure out 10 ML (2 Medicine Syringe's full) of the jello mixture and squirt it into the hole on top of your plastic Easter egg. Repeat this process until you have put 10 ML of your jello mixture inside each of your 12 eggs.




Step Ten:

Place eggs inside fridge for 30-45 minutes until jello has set up. Don't worry, they start setting up faster with each layer.


Step Eleven:

Remove your eggs from the fridge and add your clear layer of dissolved jello, let it set, then repeat steps 1-11 all over again until your eggs are full. Make sure to wash the dishes you used with HOT water after every layer...this will keep you from having to use 12 bowls, 12 spoons, 12 wisks, and 12 syringes :)


Step Twelve:

Very VERY Carefully remove your rainbow eggs from their molds...here is a tip for you, remove the bottom half of the egg first (the fatter shorter end) and they are more likely to come out in one piece, especially if you sprayed enough non-stick cooking spray on them...and Voila! Rainbow Jello Easter Eggs! I hope you enjoy! These are so yummy!

28 comments:

  1. I've made these in cups.........awesome idea to use with the eggs!!! Thank You!!

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  2. They look beautiful! I have the easter egg mold, I got it from my sister who was throwing it out. :) I will have to make these this week. Thank you!

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  3. so you don't actually put the clear jello mixture in the egg, just the one mixed with whipped topping?

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  4. Yes Chris! So sorry, you do add the clear layer, I just added the new info to step 11, thank you so much for pointing that out! I hope others who read this post before I put the new info in saw that in the pictures you DO add the clear layer.

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  5. ok, it looked like it, but I wasn't sure if it was just ending up separating from the whipped topping - thanks for the update!

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  6. Those look AWESOME!!! I bought my Jello egg molds YEARS ago, like I might have had them for ten years now. One of the molds has always leaked a little and I can never seem to get them out without "breaking" them. I may have to try this idea this year! I don't know if I have the patience for the rainbow ones but I might drill a larger hole and just do solid colors! You do fabulous tutorials BTW!

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  7. This is a super cute Idea! I am wondering though if I use the small eggs( I used small eggs last night to make solid color jello eggs) would I need to cut the recipe in half? Would I need to use only 5ml per layer instead of 10ml? I know that sounds silly but by the picture I am not sure if my eggs are half the size of yours lol

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  8. I probably would cut it in half. :)

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  9. THANK YOU for the genius idea! I wanted to make dinosaur jello eggs for my son's birthday party, but I didn't have the jello mold and couldn't find it. Lo and behold, here is the best idea ever! I used a different recipe, one for green jello and vanilla pudding, filled the bottom halves then stuck them in the fridge for about 20 min to firm up a bit. Then I put gummy-dinosaurs on top of the jello, popped the tops back on the eggs and filled them up per your ingenious instructions to use a medicine syringe! They worked out perfectly, came out without any trouble and were a HUGE hit at the party. Thanks again!

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  10. Do u put the whipped cream one in and then put in the refrigerator????

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  11. These came out so cool. I need to plan the order of my colors better. I'm doing them for Easter dinner. They took longer than planned but I like them. I would start them 2 days before planning to eat.

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  12. I think I might just be in love... These are adorable! Thanks for sharing ~Stacy @ Huddlenet.com

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  13. im not a crafty person but can someone explain to me why you need to use the whipped topping. can I just use the jello itself and let it set before adding another layer.

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  14. can someone explain to me why you need the whipped topping mixed in the jello. can I just use the jello and let it set between layers.

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  15. Is it necessary to use whipped cream in the bottom layer or can you do all clear layers? I have a child w/ allergies so wanted to check.

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    1. I'm wondering the same thing.

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    2. You don't have to add the whipped cream layer. It's totally up to you.

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    3. The whipped cream layer is so you get the pastel color layers. Im sure they would still look good with out it. :)

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  16. This is cute but looks much too time consuming for a busy mom or grandma. Plain jello and larger layers, still cute and it would save prep and clean up time. Kids will love them, either way. IJS

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    1. we all have choices in life .. theirs was to produce something visually stunning, creative and tasty - kudos to them for sharing the technique

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  17. how far in advance can you make these without them sticking too much or drying out?

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    1. As long as you use the cooking spray and keep them in the fridge, they shouldn't stick or dry out.

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  18. Is this instant or the one that takes four hours to set?

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    1. The first layer takes 20-30 minutes to set, each layer after that goes pretty quickly, about 10-20 minutes.

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  19. GReat tutorial! Wish I saw this earlier!

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  20. Thank you for the idea of reusing plastic Easter Eggs and drilling holes. They were a big hit. I used them to make the Jello deviled eggs.

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  21. i followed this recipe but i used tha jello egg molds n doubled tha recipe, expectin it to b 24 eggs but by tha time i got to tha green layer (half way thru) it was just over tha half line n then i had to skip some layers cuz i didnt have enuf room. wat did i do wrong?? is tha jello egg molds smaller then the reg plastic eggs?? i hope mine'll still come out ok

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