Introduction: Jelloween Gummies!

In this Instructable, I will show you how to make spooky gummies. For my example, I (tried. I'm not a very good sculptor...or molder) I made a devil using:


1 pack of Raspberry Jello
2 packs of Gelatin
Play-Doh (for the mold)
A Lego guy (also for the mold)
A little squirter thing to fill the mold
Non-stick cooking spray
Water (or Kool-Aid if you're adventurous)

Other ideas include lime zombies, orange pumpkins (taste about as good as real pumpkins), or pineapple ghosts. Ghosts taste like pineapples if you didn't know.

The only things I had to pay for was the Jello, gelatin, Play-Doh, and some Legos. All in all, it was about $20.

Step 1: Mixing the Stuff

Mix the Jello and gelatin into a bowl. Put 1 3/4 cups of water into a pot and wait for it to boil. When it starts to boil, add the water to the bowl and mix it. To keep the mixture from solidifying, put it back on the stove, but at a low heat.

Step 2: Making the Mold.

Now, I'm not very good at this. For the mold, I put a Lego guy into some Play-Doh (I'm sure clay would work better, but I couldn't find any. I had the option to get Bendaroos, but I'm only so dangerous). For the pitchfork, (just squint your eyes) I used my knife. Not very effective. It occurred to me after to use toothpicks, but too late.

Step 3: Putting the Mixture Into the Mold.

Spray some of the cooking spray into the mold. This stops it from sticking and from tasting like Play-Doh. Sorta. Now use the injection thing to put the Jello in. It lets you put it whatever amount you want, and doesn't make a mess. Now carefully put it into your freezer. I put it in for about 30 minutes. After the time is up, take it out. It should be fairly solid. You'll want to wash it off.

Step 4: Finishing Up.

Looks like ass. I know. I made about 10 and then I dropped them on the floor and stepped on them and I slipped and it hurt. Having destroyed my masterpieces, I mashed together bone and gummy to create the one survivor. He lost an arm and his trident looks like a Troll's head, but dammit if it isn't something!

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Makersauce (author)2010-03-19

hahaha FAIL!!!
Finishing up.

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Steve66oh (author)2010-02-21

FYI, the gummy candy factories use corn starch for molds - giant trays of CS which they press hundreds of shapes into, squirt molten gummy into each dimple, then chill to set. Then the trays are dumped over a mesh, the CS collected underneath & reused, while the new candies are air blown & tumbled to shake off the last of the CS powder.

Food grade silicone would make a nice mold too for low volume projects, more detail than the corn starch and no Play-Doh taste (though some toddlers just LOVE the taste of Play-Doh.)

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