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What can you eat that wiggles, jiggles, and glows? Why, LED Jigglies of course! In this Instructable, I will show you a very simple way to make an exallent party treat. This Instructable could be the base of many awesome ideas, this is just what I have done with limited LED knowledge (I only know how to make LED Throwies).

Warning, though LEDs in Jello looks tasty, remember that LEDs are, in fact, NOT edible. I am not responsible for anyone thinking otherwise. If you must see how cool these look in a dark place, I do not recommend bringing them into a windowless bathroom before serving to guests.

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Step 1: Materials

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Here's what you need:
  • Jello Duh.
  • Jello mold.
  • LEDs.
  • LED batteries.
  • Tape.
  • PAM (optional).
  • Plastic ziplock bags.

Step 2: The Jello Recipe

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This will vary with different Jello packets. The recipe on the back of the box is your friend. Obey or face horrible failure. You will be making Jigglers, not the speed or regular recipe. These next few steps will cover for the 1/8 package.

Step 3: Preperation

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This is optional, you can spray PAM into the mold(s) for easier extraction. Dipping the mold into hot water and following the edges with a knife worked just fine for me. Friends don't let friends spray PAM on their Jello, it's just not natural.

Step 4: Heat and pour the water.

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Follow the instructions on the back of your box for Jigglers. Boiled water is the best, but I used water from the instant hot tab. 2-1/2 cups was not enough for my grand plan, so plan B insued.

Step 5: Makin' Jello

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Mix in X amounts of Jello packages and stir untill completely desolved. Pour the Jello into your mold(s) and refrigerate for X amount of time. For the 1/8 package, this was two packages and three hours.

Step 6: Preping the LED

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Now we need to make and Jello proof the LEDs. You are essentially making an LED throwie, minus the magnet. Once you have taped the LED to the battery, cut off a corner of your plastic bag. Place the LED into this corner, so that the actual LED bulb fits snugly into the sealed corner. (See pictures). Then twist it off, tape it shut, snip off any excess and fold it onto the battery.

If you are making multiple Jigglies, it would be far more efficient to wrap them in some plastic wrap (Saran Wrap etc.). (Thanks to Patrik for that advice.)

Step 7: LED Jigglie Time!

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After the Jello has firmed a bit, slide in the LED. I waited a bit too long, so the "fractures" didn't have time to "heal". This still creates a cool effect with the fractures in it, though.You can do this any way you want to, depending on the mold. Because of the size of mine, I slid the LED in sideways, towards the center. Place the mold with the LEDs back into the fridge until the desired firmness is reached. Remove the Jello from the mold, and you're done. If you didn't use PAM, dip the mold into a pan of warm water or run a knife along the edges.

You now have a cool looking, edible, party centerpiece. Just be sure everyone knows that LEDs and batteries are not edible.
There are many possibilities for this, feel free to post any you come up with. You can use RBG or blinking LEDs, etc.

Your view is much appreciated, and I hope you are inspired by this Instructable.
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xanxor4 years ago
You could just wire the led's into the plate itself and then it is idiot proof.
Dr Dave7 years ago
I have been thinking about doing something similar using silicone polymer. PDMS, Sylgard 184. I'm not sure if it's generally available. I cures to a clear rubber that you could dye.
You could put the led in something a little more permanent... Maybe a bouncyball by maybe something stickier
Not Safe imo.
whats not safe about it? any norman human will understand that it is not normal if theres a light in your jello..
Well then you can't give these to children.
I don't think kids would want to eat something that's glowing.
Ausmaus awang86 years ago
I dunno, I'm pretty sure I would have eaten just about anything that glowed when I was a kid. It's certainly a choking hazard for small children, but I think it's pretty safe for anyone old enough to know to be careful.
awang8 Ausmaus6 years ago
Ha ha... You eat glowing things?
Ausmaus awang86 years ago
Well, I would have, as a small child. I mean, let's face it, glowing is awesome, and kids will put just about anything they find interesting.
awang8 Ausmaus6 years ago
I'm scared of mysterious glowing objects... And you find them tasty?
I used to eat plutonium when is was a kid. That glowed.
i do...
just tell tehm that theres a light in it?
dchall87 years ago
And after the inevitable drunk eats it, gee whiz how it lights up the toilet!
ROTFLMAO dr dr my poo is glowing red!
Derin Ward_Nox6 years ago
dr:first,my name is watson.second stop eating those led jigglies
Ward_Nox Derin6 years ago
lol this was so long ago i forgot what the ible was
Patrik dchall87 years ago
To avoid accidental terminal stupidity, you could glue the LED + battery to a circular piece of cardboard or plastic with the same diameter as the jello mold, then sit the jello on top of that. I tend to think my friends are smarter than to need that though... ;-)
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Patrik7 years ago
terminal stupidity, in other words, a Darwin award.
Great idea.
i ate one and i had to get my stomach pumped
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Thundertydus6 years ago
It's a no brainer, don't eat the LEDs! Read the disclaimer. Remove the LED and battery before consumption, not after.
lol, jk, it was pretty funny though, i didnt have to get my stomach pumped, because i didnt know it had LEDs in it, i didnt make this batch, my friend did and i thought they were reg jello, anyways my poop was really "Shiny" if you well after, i ate it when it was off, i think my stomach acid corroded the battery acid (yay, my body is useful!)
That made me laugh!!
devoted6 years ago
very interesting, l already have some ideas for the use of this. When it´s done l will post it.
Shut Up Now7 years ago
i dont suggest eating these considering that batteries are POISON. Yum! mercury!
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Shut Up Now7 years ago
Everything is sealed inside the bag, did you even look at step six?
Doesn't really matter... Recent fake research has revealed that a properly made battery jello can supply over the recommended daily intake of cadium, mercury, copper and iron. Although your teacher said you can never have enough a nutrition, these amounts are confirmed to be overkill.
ddbisho7 years ago
Mmm... Lead poisoning.
lead is my favorite flavor!
it made my toilet glow afterwords
daviddd7 years ago
Aha Great idea..
kaseyraex37 years ago
snazzy...now you can eat jello in the dark :)
because its not a party until you're eating jello in the dark! lol
no, no it's not.
Doctor What7 years ago
Hmm. I wonder if I could make a robot jelly mold and make an LED-Jigglie with it?
Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)  Doctor What7 years ago
That would be awesome!
nak7 years ago
This instructable reminds me of my "Special Effects Cookbook" that I got as a gift when I was a youngster.
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