The kids will have so much fun eating these creepy crawlers. Even if they are too realistic to eat, these jello worms would work perfectly for that little sensory play!


– 1 package Raspberry Jello the regular sized box, not the large box

– 3 packages Unflavoured Gelatin

– 3 cups Boiling Water

– Flexible Straws

– 3/4 cup Whipping Cream

– 15 drops Green Food Colouring

– 1 Wide Mouth Mason Jar, 4 cup size or Round Cylindrical Glass Vase (the dollar store will have something)


In a large measuring cup, combine the Jello and the unflavoured gelatin.

Add the boiling water and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes or until lukewarm.

Stretch each of the straws open to extend the flexible parts and then put the straws into the mason jar with the flexible side closer to the bottom.

Add the green food colouring to the whipping cream and stir until combined.

Pour the whipping cream mixture into the Jello mixture and stir until it’s well combined.

Pour the mixture through the top of the straws until it fills the container. The straws will self level so don’t worry about filling each individual straw.

Chill for at least 8 hours.

Run each straw under hot water for a few seconds.

Pinch the straw from the top down to squeeze out each worm.

If you are making these in advance, squeeze the worms onto a waxed paper lined baking sheet and store, covered, in the fridge until you are ready to serve them.

Take it a step further and add them to a pudding or maybe a “dirt cake” !

Happy Eating !