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Surprise the kids with watermelon or orange jellies! Perfect for parties, or to enjoy any time as a special treat. International Elf Service

Surprise Watermelon & Orange Jellies!

If you’re after another idea to make the kids’ eyes light up with joy and happiness, surprise watermelon & orange jellies are it! Unless they really don’t like jelly.

They take SO little time to make, and the look on the kids’ faces is priceless! Children expect to see fun food at parties, but on a ‘normal day’ these watermelon & orange jellies are bound to surprise them!

These are the sorts of things they’ll remember fondly when they’re older, and put in a request for from time to time. *you need to make the jelly more concentrated than normal, or it will wibble wobble all over the place!

If your children aren’t good with surprises, they can enjoy making the watermelon & orange jellies themselves. And it goes without saying, you don’t need to make both if you don’t want to!

 

“I’m hungry, what can I eat?”

“Fruit”

<Brings out a bowl of watermelon & fruit jellies>

<Shriek!>

Surprise the kids with watermelon or orange jellies! Perfect for parties, or to enjoy any time as a special treat. International Elf Service

 

What You Need:

  • 1 x mini watermelon (the flesh scooped out and gobbled up)
  • 3 x packs of strawberry jelly (to fill one whole mini watermelon), though a half is plenty!
  • 1 x pack of orange jelly (fills three halves of scooped out oranges)
  • A bowl (to stand the now scooped out half a watermelon in)

 

What You Do:

  • Cut your mini watermelon or oranges in in half
  • Scoop out the flesh *with the oranges – snip the bit that’s attached to the bottom off with scissors. If you pull it out, you’ll make a hole in the bottom!
  • Dry out the inside a bit with a paper towel
  • Place each half into a bowl to keep it level, and find a space in the fridge big enough for them!
  • Break the jelly up and put it into a jug

Watermelon

  • 3 packs of jelly broken up into it’s squares into a measuring jug
  • Add 1.5 pints of boiling water, and stir until all of the jelly has dissolved
  • Add 0.5 pints of cold water. Mix
  • Pour the jelly into the watermelon halves, and put them into the fridge, and allow to set

Orange

  • 2 packs of jelly broken up into it’s squares into a measuring jug
  • Add 3/4 pint of boiling water, and stir until all of the jelly has dissolved
  • Add 1/2 pint of cold water. Mix
  • Pour the jelly into the orange halves, and put them into the fridge, and allow to set

 

Surprise the kids with watermelon & orange jellies! Perfect for parties, or to enjoy any time as a special treat. International Elf Service

Surprise the kids with watermelon & orange jellies! Perfect for parties, or to enjoy any time as a special treat. International Elf Service

Surprise the kids with watermelon & orange jellies! Perfect for parties, or to enjoy any time as a special treat. International Elf Service

Surprise the kids with watermelon & orange jellies! Perfect for parties, or to enjoy any time as a special treat. International Elf Service

 

 

Another surprise watermelon idea I absolutely love …

 

Surprise the kids with watermelon jellies! Perfect for parties, or to enjoy any time as a special treat. International Elf Service
Photo Credit: Pexels

Other fun surprise foods you might like …

Fruity Layered Ice Cubes

Peppermint Bark

 


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