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Jell-0 Shark Tank

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Are you a shark lover like me? This layered gelatin dessert resembles a shark tank like the ones seen in movies. I made this by accident a couple of years ago. It’s fairly easy to make and fun to eat. Don't be afraid to change it up and make it your own.

What you will need:

3-4 blue Jell-O mix packages (They are usually berry flavored)
3-4 envelopes of Knox brand Unflavored Gelatin (Each .25 oz.)
purple food coloring
Orange extract
1 carrot cut unto the shape of a wood plank
Gummy Sharks
Any gummies that look like fish (optional)
Starburst candies (optional)
1 action figure or toy person
1 large glass jar or vase
A stove and a sauce pan
Spoons and spatulas

Time taken: 1-2 hours
 
 
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Step 1: Making Jell-O and Assembly

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Making the Jell-O:

Making any Jell-O or gelatin dessert is simple. Most Jell-O mix packages come with easy to follow instructions on the back.  Each layer in this dessert is made with less and less blue Jell-O mix and more unflavored gelatin mix. The base for each layer is 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of cold water. Be very careful not to burn yourself when using a stove to boil the water.

Before pouring each layer onto one another, allow for each layer to cool in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Make sure that every layer is of a semi liquid and solid consistency before pouring in the next.

Dark Blue (1st layer)
Stir the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1 cup of cold water
- 1 package of blue Jell-O mix
- ¼ package of a clear, non-flavored gelatin mix
- 2-4 drops of purple food coloring

Medium Blue (2nd layer)
Stir the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1 cup of cold water
- ½ package of blue Jell-O mix
- ½ package of a clear, non-flavored gelatin mix

Light Blue (3rd layer)
Stir the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1 cup of cold water
- 1/4 package of blue Jell-O mix
- ¾ package of a clear, non-flavored gelatin mix

Semi-Clear Blue (4th layer)
Stir the following ingredients:
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1 cup of cold water
- 1 package of a clear, non-flavored gelatin mix
- 1-2 Tsp. of Orange Extract

Adding the Candy Sharks:
You should add your candy sharks 7-10 minutes after you have poured in each layer. The layers should each be between a liquid and solid state.

Note:
I would suggest using a microwave as an alternative to boiling water on a stove. 2-3 minutes in the microwave should be fine.

kracken426 months ago

There's got to be all kinds of stuff with this. Great instructable!

sabu.dawdy11 months ago
damn =O how come i missed this one =O
poofrabbit11 months ago
Hey congratulations on your win! I'm so excited for you this was so clever!
jfc11511 months ago
I'm glad that you won
dbvinoff (author)  jfc11511 months ago
me too! thanks for your vote! I couldn't have done it without you and everyone else! :D
dbvinoff (author) 11 months ago
Hello Everyone! Thank you so much for voting for my project! Everyone was awesome! :D
jfc11511 months ago
I love this so much. I voted for you and favorited it. I hope you win, I just think this is such a cool idea
dbvinoff (author)  jfc11511 months ago
Thank you!! I'm really glad you enjoyed it! :D
nanaverm12 months ago
Perfect for "Shark Week"! Great job and very realistic looking.
dbvinoff (author)  nanaverm11 months ago
Thank you! I actually made another one for shark week! lol I'm glad you enjoyed it :D
ynze12 months ago
Wonderful I'ble, great pics!

I mistakenly read "Yellow Shark Tank", which triggered my Frank Zappa sensor...
dbvinoff (author)  ynze11 months ago
thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D
canida11 months ago
Cute! Now just need a bit of blood in the water...
dbvinoff (author)  canida11 months ago
lol...so true, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
pinkstorm11 months ago
love this idea ! wish i had it for mt party ! next time !
dbvinoff (author)  pinkstorm11 months ago
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Good luck!
jfc11511 months ago
You should add lifesavers to this, but then again that might mess up the color scheme. But any way I love it and best of luck with the contest
srambus12 months ago
What are the Starbusrts for?
dbvinoff (author)  srambus12 months ago
I used Starburst candies to decorate the rim and the outside part of the glass. They are fairly easy to shape, but do not use them in the Jell-O. Their colors bleed. If you would like to add more fishes to the Jell-O, make sure you use hard or gelatin like candies. I think Swedish fish might work well.
zhamster rules12 months ago
Nice creativity! I'll vote for ya
dbvinoff (author)  zhamster rules12 months ago
Thank you! :D
jocelynjocelyn12 months ago
This looks like it is so real!i am totally voting for this project because one because it looks real two be cause this is sick awesome the person who mane this project is the best.good luck trying to think of a great project like this one.your best pal .duses
dbvinoff (author)  jocelynjocelyn12 months ago
thanks for your vote! I'm glad you like it! :D
poofrabbit12 months ago
This is adorable! Voted for ya!
dbvinoff (author)  poofrabbit12 months ago
Thanks for your vote! I'm glad you like it :D
HollyMann12 months ago
So creative - love the photo!
dbvinoff (author)  HollyMann12 months ago
cool! I'm glad you like it :D
dbvinoff (author)  liquanhhh12 months ago
thanks! :D
this is awesome!! can't wait to make it with my kids
dbvinoff (author)  anarchyreigns12 months ago
Thanks! I hope you enjoy :D
utest_sw261 year ago
Utest funny!
dbvinoff (author)  utest_sw2612 months ago
Thanks :D
ktbman1 year ago
Awesome this is a very original idea
dbvinoff (author)  ktbman12 months ago
Thanks :D
I love this! And I agree, I like this new photo first and the new name! I didn't know what it was before when I saw it in the recent feed :)
dbvinoff (author)  Penolopy Bulnick12 months ago
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy it :D
Ohhhhh I love the second photo in the intro - that's an awesome shot! :D

(I bet you'll get lots more views if you switch to that one!)
dbvinoff (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thanks for the advice! :)