Christmas is nearly here! Hooray! We have been enjoying the month so much. I feel like my boys are finally old enough to really get into it all--the lights, the baking, the music, the wrapping. We've even had some successful service moments that, dare I say, may just have made a lasting impression on their hearts and minds. Boom!
Anyway, this post is actually about creating one more Christmas moment with your kids at home. It's the rare quick and clean activity that by this point in the holiday season is just what you need.
I've seen heart versions of these Jello squares for Valentine's day before, and I wanted to try a little "tree and snow" version for Christmas. Plus, my kids love jello (even though we rarely have it. And why don't I make it more because it takes like a tiny box and some hot water and 5 seconds to make it . . .) and I thought they would think it was extra cool if their jello had a tree in it.
The ingredients for this little treat are these: 4 boxes green jello, 2 packets of unflavored gelatin, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, and water. Sweetened condensed milk. Mmmm. Add that to anything and it automatically goes up 10 goodness points.
Below are a few process shots to help you get the idea of how this goes. I followed the steps on this blog, so just click right over to read the simple how-to.
We enjoyed these while watching the live Peter Pan production on TV a couple weeks ago, and it made for quite the evening. Did any of you watch that? My 4 year old said after the curtain closed, "That. was amazing." Me: "What part?" Him: "All of it." He was pretty enchanted. And I'm sure he was equally impressed with my jello. 'Tis the season!