Photo: David Croxford
• 12 jumbo plastic Easter eggs • 6 3-ounce boxes of gelatin in different colors • 16-ounce tub of whipped topping • Drill with a 13/64 drill bit • Non-stick cooking spray • 2 bowls • Microwave-safe liquid measuring cup • 5-milliliter medicine syringe • Empty egg carton
1. Wash and dry the plastic eggs.
2. Drill a hole in the top half of each egg. Make sure it is big enough that the tip of the syringe can fit. If there are other holes in the bottom, tape them shut so gelatin does not leak out.
3. Spray a paper towel with non-stick cooking spray and generously wipe the insides of the eggs.
4. Snap the eggs together. Stand them up in the empty egg carton.
5. Measure 1 cup of water and microwave for two minutes until boiling.
6. Put one color of gelatin in a bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Stir until dissolved.
7. Place 1/3 cup of whipped topping into the other bowl. Pour half of the gelatin mixture over the whipped topping and whisk until the whipped topping is dissolved.
8. Use the syringe to squirt 10 milliliters of the mixture into each Easter egg. We had a 5-milliliter syringe, so had to fill it twice for each egg.
9. Refrigerate eggs for 30 to 45 minutes until the gelatin has set. We kept one egg open so we could check it. The gelatin should be firm to the touch but still sticky. If you refrigerate too long, the layers won't stick together.
10. Now add 10 milliliters of the pure gelatin mixture to each egg and let it set for about 15 to 20 minutes.
11. Repeat steps 5 through 12 with the next color of gelatin. Repeat with each color until the eggs are full.
12. Remove the rainbow eggs gently from the molds. We found if we removed the fatter, shorter bottom half of the egg first the gelatin was more likely to come out in one piece.
Thanks to robbygurlscreations.blogspot.com for the idea!
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