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Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun for Kids at Easter Dinner

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4 red and 3 blue jell-o eggs on green coconut easter grass on a round white plate on a whit table scattered green coconut and 9 mini chocolate eggs on the plate

Jell-O Eggs are a tradition in our family for Easter.  We love to make colored hard-boiled eggs but different colored Jell-O eggs come in a top second.  So much fun to make, easy, and a perfect treat for after school snacks or at dinner for dessert in anticipation of Easter Sunday and the Easter Bunny. 

These fun and colorful Easter Eggs are easy to make and before you know it, you’ll have a plate full of them. Not only can you make the traditional coloring hard-boiled eggs, but Jell-O eggs are also a fun addition to your Easter table and look so beautiful.

My family’s Easter Tradition of Jell-O

One year next to the Jell-O at the grocery store, I found plastic molds to make beautiful colorful Jell-O Easter eggs. My girls were little and so excited as we all love Jell-O.  I excitedly told my Aunt Lois of the molds I had found, and she informed me that in years past our family had always made Jell-O Easter eggs.

Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun Kids Easter Dinner. Jell-O boxes frozen

Aunt Lois and her sister, Christene (my mother) Landfear, did not have the plastic molds in the ’20s and ’30s, Their mother taught them how to cut tiny holes at the top of their raw eggs, and the bottom of the eggs, and blow out the inside. This process takes a lot of heavy breathing, but the result was a beautiful empty eggshell. These eggshells would be used for dying for Easter decorations, and for filling with Jell-O to make Jell-O eggs.

***Warning: I would never recommend nowadays that you use an actual egg for your Jell-O eggs because of the danger of disease).

Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun Kids Easter Dinner. Jell-O Easter Eggs molds

Check out your local grocery store, or look on Amazon or eBay for similar plastic egg molds to the ones I purchased years ago. I think it is fascinating that the crafts we believe are new, the women of past generations discovered years ago.  Lucky for us we have fun plastics to make this craft safe and easy. 

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Where to Find Egg Molds

If you can not find the egg molds, my friend at Squirrels of a Feather has a post on how to make your own molds. Check out her post on How to Make a DIY Jello Egg Mold for Easter

There are many different egg molds on Amazone. You will love all the different styles of Egg Molds by visiting here.

one green and one purple plastic egg molds on a white wood table also a white round plate and a clear mixing bowl with green and white coconut.

Supplies Needed:

Keep in mind as with many of the edible holiday crafts, if you want to have these around for Easter morning, you may have to hide them in the refrigerator.

close up of 4 red and 3 blue jell-o eggs on green coconut easter grass on a round white plate on a whit table scattered green coconut and 9 mini chocolate eggs on the plate

How to Make Jell-O Eggs For Easter

Step 1:

If using the small boxes of Jell-O, use 2 boxes of Jell-O and heat 1 and 1/2 cups of water to boiling for 4 minutes. Add the Jell-O packs. Mix for 2 minutes. I use my big 4-cup Pyrex measuring cup. This way when the Jell-O is mixed it is easy to pour into the mold.

If you are using the Sugar-Free .3 oz boxes use the same amount of 2 boxes to 1 and 1/2 cup of boiling water.

Do not skip on this step, as you want the Jell-O to be totally dissolved so the eggs hold together when you take them out of the mold.

Step 2:

Spray the plastic mold generously and seal it together tightly. Double check that the mold is closed or you will have the Jell-O leak out.

Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun Kids Easter Dinner. Jell-O Easter Eggs molds yellow green purple

Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun Kids Easter Dinner. Jell-O Easter Eggs mold yellow green purple

Step 3: 

Slowly pour the mixed Jell-O into the top of the mold. I have a long glass rod that I use to help the liquid not spill all over. I place the rod into the opening and pour the Jell-O onto the rod so that it slides right into the mold. A glass straw will work perfectly.

Step 4:

The next morning unmold carefully.   Use a toothpick to loosen the Jell-O from the mold. This makes it easier to get the egg out whole. Ease a knife slowly around the seal of the mold to open and run the toothpick around the bottom to again keep them from breaking. (Just remind the kids to not get upset if they break that only means you get to eat them)

Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun Kids Easter Dinner. Jell-O Easter Eggs
Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun Kids Easter Dinner. Jell-O Easter Eggs

Step 5:

Hide until Easter 😉

Make a Beautiful Presentation with Edible Easter Grass

I love to make a beautiful presentation for my Jell-O Easter eggs. I set them in a bed of edible Easter grass.  Just add a few drops of green food coloring, about 6 drops, and thin with water if needed.

Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun Kids Easter Dinner. coconut, green food die bowls
Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun Kids Easter Dinner. coconut, green food die bowls
Jell-O Easter Eggs Fun Kids Easter Dinner. coconut, green food die bowls

For a large family Easter dinner, I put these in a large bowl and set them on the table.  If I want to get a little fancy when the kids are old enough not to spill I put the eggs in a wine glass.

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Easter is the perfect time to play with the kids making Jell-O Easter eggs. Made in bright Easter colors & a lot of flavors. A fun dessert for Easter dinner. We use sugar-free but regular Jell-O words as well. How to make Jello egg tutorial
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Easter is the perfect time to play with the kids making Jell-O Easter eggs. Made in bright Easter colors & a lot of flavors. A fun dessert for Easter dinner. We use sugar-free but regular Jell-O words as well. How to make Jello egg tutorial

Jell-O Easter Eggs

Beautiful Jell-O Easter eggs with all the colors of the rainbow. Using regular Jell-O or Sugar-Free. So easy and fun for the whole family to make and eat.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 6 boxes of Jell-O different flavors in small boxes. 2 boxes of each flavor
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of boiling water for every 2 boxes. (do not add cold water)
  • Easter Egg Molds (Look in your local food store next to the Jello)
  • Sweetened Coconut
  • Green food coloring

Instructions

  1. For 2 small boxes of Jell-O bring 1 and 1/2 cups of water to boil. (about 4 minutes in the microwave)
  2. Add the packet of Jell-O to the water and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Spray the inside of your mold with a light mist of spray oil.
  4. Close the mold and double check that it is closed. 
  5. Pour the Jell-O into the mold and refrigerate overnight. 
  6. When you are ready to serve loosen the top of the mold and gently remove the Jell-O eggs. (this will take some time go slow)
  7. To make the edible grass, place the coconut in a plastic bag or in a bowl and mix in a few drops of food coloring and a few drops of water if needed. 

Notes

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6 Comments

  1. Fun idea and kids will sure have a blast. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty .We would love to have you again next week.

  2. Those are so flippin cute! And the easter grass idea….genius! Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party. We loved reading it. Have a great day

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