Rainbow Easter Eggs

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Are you ready for Easter?

I’ve working on those finishing touches  the last few weeks while my six kiddos are off track.

The baskets are almost finished, the fillers are all ready and the candy is safely tucked away until the big day.

In the mean time, we’ve been having fun making some last minute Easter treats that are yummy, easy to make and great at keeping kids busy during an otherwise boring afternoon.

These take awhile to full set, but the assembly is beyond easy and great for little hands.

I used the rainbow Jello recipe and instructions from HERE.  (Edited to add: You can buy the molds from the Kraft store HERE.)

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Spray the molds generously with cooking spray …

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… fill molds using a clean syringe …

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… making each layer 1/4” – 1/2” thick.

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Add layers according to the instructions and allow set up for at least four hours.  To unmold, set the mold in warm water for a few minutes to loosen Jello and carefully unmold.

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If you rush the process or don’t coat your molds heavily with cooking spray, you’ll end up with a plate full of these.

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Tasty but ugly. It’s probably best that I eat these myself.

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Happy Easter everyone!

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Thanks for being patient while my kids have been off track and needing some extra Mom time.

I’ve got a few quickie projects for you this weekend and will be back on Monday with the kitchen cabinet tutorial!!

 

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104 comments:

  1. These are so fun! I always have a few mess ups any time I make a fun snack too...those are the ones mom gets to eat:)

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  2. Your rainbow eggs make me smile!

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  3. Those are so colorful and cute. Plus, Jello just reminds me of Utah (in a good way, of course :) ).

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  4. You almost could convince me to buy Jello. Almost. I guess the French genes cannot come to terms with it. But this gives me an idea for something else :)

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  5. They are adorable! Just imagine teasing your guests/kids about the colourful chickens that laid these eggs!

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  6. These look great! Where did you find these egg molds?

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    1. I have found them in any grocery store that would sell jello.

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  7. KC,

    I added a link in the post to the Kraft store where you can buy the Jello molds. HTH!

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  8. Julie in Perth Western AustraliaApril 22, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    P'haps you could join the broken ones together with some whipped cream BUT only if you don't want to eat them yourself ;)
    They sure would brighten up the table at Easter.

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    1. Stand peeps in between the halves of the broken ones - something HAD to be trying to get out! More sugar to much on from the table display.

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    2. I plan on making these! They are so cute! I'll probably have many broken ones as I should be on Worst Cooks, but the idea of putting Peeps by them is a great way to cover my Oops! Thanks.

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    3. Made Jell-o eggs back in the mid 90's. Took them to Easter Dinner. My Father about went thru the roof when the nieces and nephews came running in and took them off the platter with their fingers. Said that's how you are suppose to eat themm. It took him a few mins. before he tried one.

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  9. These are awesome! So festive.

    I'd love to have you share your recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/21/quick-no-rise-chocolate-cinnamon-rolls/

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  10. Omg they look so pretty and good to eat, so textured too!

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  11. We have been making jello eggs for years, but never stripped. How fun! Can't wait to give these a try. My kids will FLIP!

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  12. These are so awesome! And look delicious.

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  13. These are SOOO fantastic!! I absolutely love them! I'm so hoping to get time to try them tomorrow!!! Thanks so much for sharing! (I just stumbled them to StumbleUpon) :)

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  14. I'm loving these! I wish I had the molds! My kids would think these are the BOMB!!!! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  15. Wow, these are so cool! I actually have those same molds (hand me downs from my mom) but have never used them! In fact, I'm glad I came across your post b/c I didn't know how to use them! I didn't realize you poured the jello in the hole! Haha! I think I'll have to pull these out this weekend and make some for Easter. Thanks!
    Jen

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  16. brilliant and beautiful as always Nike! They look too good to eat

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  17. Love this. WIsh I had the molds in time. Will make it next year for sure
    Found you from Tatertots & Jello

    :)
    Mary Beth
    http://www.nothingbutcountry.com

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  18. Come make these for me! They are adorable!
    :) crafty texas girls

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  19. I am having a special sunday Easter Linky buffet Any Easter recipe accepted no limit to what you like to submit. I am taking submissions till saturday. http://deedeesdelights.blogspot.com/p/special-easter-sunday-buffet.html

    I love it if you add this!

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  20. These are so beautiful and bring a smile to my face!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  21. This is seriously the coolest Jello I've ever seen. Awesome!!

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  22. We are hosting a linky for "EASTER Cookies & Treats" on THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS and we would love for you to link up your awesome recipe!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-25.html

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  23. Love the rainbows. thank you for sharing.Happy Easter.

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  24. This is just wondwerful!!! really cool idea! Too bad I discovered it today and tomorrow is Easter Sunday : ( but I´ll definitely try them next year!
    BTW, Happy Easter

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  25. One more thing, I´´m writing about these super fun eggs on my blog. Hope you don´t mind

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  26. Love this, I am totally going to try making these.
    Thanks

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  27. These are SO cute and look so yummy! Happy Easter!

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  28. Those eggs are so awesome!! I'm your newest follower over from Under The Table and Dreaming's link party.

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

    Cindy

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  29. That looks like so much fun! Love it!
    I would love for you to link this up to my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  30. What a great idea. I have never seen such a plastic form.

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  31. These are going on my To-Do list for next Easter! I wonder if you could buy sphere molds and make Christmas Ornaments.

    Please stop and see my entry for Tatertots and Jello

    Teresa
    http://creativecowgirl.co/

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  32. Awesome!!!That is sooo cool. I’m your newest follower from Creative Bloggers Hop. Please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

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  33. Now these are awesome! What a great idea - I have never seen this before but I love it.

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  34. Thank you so much again for stopping by and linking up with {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  35. Nike - these are so cool looking! Thanks again for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured these too! Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  36. A pretty fun recipe. I am impressed with the beautiful results, congratulations. I put forward on my French blog with a link to this article.

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  37. question, do you make the layers and then let them set for 4 hours before adding another layer? or just do 'em all at one time? (Maybe this is a silly question, but I DO like to make sure I'm doing things right.)

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  38. i have the same question aboutt the time between layers ;)

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  39. Uptowngirl & j hachtel - I let each layer rest 20 minutes before adding the next one. Hope that helps!

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  40. I couldn't find the jello molds on the link provided? Maybe they'll have more closer to Easter?

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  41. As of Jan. 14th 2012 - The Kraft store no longer sells the Jell-o molds and have made buying any molds dang near impossible. The few molds they do still carry are now buried on an obscure website: https://apfco.com/secure/w1381/products.cfm?category=001 . Hopefully they'll bring these back in time for Easter. If they do, I'll post a new link. If not, I see these molds pop up periodically on eBay -- good luck!

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    1. Are you able to use straight jello with no additives (dairy allergies)

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  42. Just wondering -- do you have to let each layer gel for awhile before adding the next color? Or can you add all your colors (in layers) at once?

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  43. COOL. I'M SO glad, sorry caps on, that we crossed paths, or rather that i crossed your path. You rock Sister!

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  44. The molds appear to be back in the Kraft store. You just pay for standard shipping.

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  45. Doesn't the cooking spray make the jello eggs taste different or greasy? Never tried this before. Awesome idea though!

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  46. You should only refrigerate each layer about 15 minutes before adding the next. This way, they will stick together.

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  47. Just stopping by with congratulations! This post was in the top 5 most popular posts for February on Fun Family Crafts! Thanks for sharing your creativity! If you would like to see the post and grab a TOP 5 button, you can get one here http://funfamilycrafts.com/february-2012-top-posts/ Thanks!

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  48. Does the cooking spray effect the taste of the jello?

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  49. Te encontré por facebook,
    CARIÑOS desde Chile

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  50. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/rainbow-eggs/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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  51. Safeway has the mold for free when you buy 3 large boxes of jello. At least here in WA!

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  52. Have made Jello eggs for years and they're always a hit for all ages. I take them to potlucks cut in half and put in a cupcake liner. Makes for an easy grab. I am going to add Rainbow Eggs to my collections!!

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  53. How many eggs were you able to make from the recipe you said you used? Just trying to figure out what I can get from a recipe. Thanks

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  54. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. I love the eggs. I'm going to make some with Addi and Averie( my grandkids) when i go to Texas in May!

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  56. Those are so wonderful and someone already said it: ...they made me smile!

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  57. Yes...how many eggs do 5 colors (one box each) of jello make?

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    1. I haven't made these yet, but according to the Kraft (Jello) site, one 6 oz box of Jello fills one mold (6 eggs). So I figure if you make 6 3-oz boxes (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) that would fill 3 molds (18 eggs). I have two molds and I'm just planning on making 5 boxes (leaving out either yellow or orange) and having some left over for my "sample" bowl. Hope this helps.

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    2. Whoops, didn't pay attention to the fact that the Kraft recipe I was looking at was for Jello Jiggler eggs, which are made with a lot less water than regular jello. The mold holds about 1.5 cups jello. For the rainbow jello recipe referenced, you're making 10 cups of jello (just under 1.5 cups liquid per 3 oz box of jello). So that would fill close to 7 6-egg jello molds! Yikes! I ended up buying 5 6 oz boxes of jello (could only get 5 colors in the large size) so will be trying this with 2 egg molds plus a bundt.

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  58. Cooking spray is gross. Instead, just run some hot water on the molds to loosen them up. They'll pop right out.

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  59. Can this be made with diet jello? Has anyone tried it?

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  60. Let me get this straight before i start this project, you put a layer in and let that one set then add another layer and let that one set,etc...correct??

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    1. yes but only for 15 minutes or so - this way each layer will stick together

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  61. Just stopping by with congratulations AGAIN! Your project was in the top 5 most popular posts for March on Fun Family Crafts! Thanks for sharing your creativity and we hope you'll submit more. If you would like to see the post and grab a TOP 5 button, you can see it here http://funfamilycrafts.com/march-2012-top-posts/ Thanks!

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  62. this is PRICELESS! :) awesome AWESOME idea! thank you SO much for sharing!

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  63. These are AWESOME!! I am going to attempt them.. But how do you get them to be different colors?? Do you have to refrigerate each layer at a time before adding the next one?

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  64. Those are super! I'm not sure where to get those moulds in the UK, but I am sure Hobbycraft will have something similar. If not I'll just use my heart/teddy bear moulds, after all stripy jelly (jello) works in any cute shape!

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  65. These are so cute!!! I have been experimenting with "jello" a lot lately and it's so easy to make it yourself with 100% juice!
    check out my blog post!
    http://lifesprinkledwithglitter.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-jello-orange-smiles.html
    Thanks for the idea!
    I found you on pinterest!

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  66. Do you make these like the other cake type jello is done with whipped cream and yogurt? Or is it just jello layered?

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  67. fabulous! i did not have the molds and just emptied real egg shells, washed them, then filled them back up with the jello. then tomorrow the kids can peel the shell off. we'll see how it turns out.

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  68. THESE ARE FANTASTIC!!! I just pinned them to my "Rainbow" pinterest page. Just signed up to follow your blog...it's great:)

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  69. Wonderful!!!!!
    Congratulations!

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  70. I thought you should know, I found your pictures and recipe on a Turkish website. The only credit she gives you is at the bottom of the post in small letters is the word "photo" with no mention of your website. She did the same to me. I told her that was NOT good enough. Here is the link. http://www.sihirliyemektarifleri.com/gokkusagi-yumurta-joleler/
    ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

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  71. Thanks for the directions on how to safely make these. I know people who tried to say to make them in eggs that you fill for hunting on Easter...which are not food safe. They were looking at your idea which is so cute and trying to do it with eggs that were never meant for this type of mold. I will be making them for my grandchildren for Easter. I think I will try them without the spray. Has anyone else done that? I was concerned that they would be greasy and I have such picky eaters.

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  72. Oh, and I saw the mold on Kraft website again.

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  73. The link does not work for the molds.. super cool idea

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    1. Try here: https://apfco.com/secure/w1381/product_description.cfm?product=KW1381-6

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  74. Super cool! I can't wait to include them in my Easter sweets roundup on Monday!

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  75. I LOVE this Easter project! Who wouldn't love to come home from their Easter Egg Hunt to rainbow jello Easter Eggs?

    I featured it on my blog in my Weekly Inspiration: Easter Projects post. I'd love for you to stop by and take a look if you have a moment.

    http://www.sewcreativeblog.com/weekly-inspiration-easter-projects/

    Best Wishes,

    Crystal

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  76. Che spettacolo!!!! Bellissimi!! saluti dall'Italia Laura

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  77. Do you need to have the yogurt/cream layer in between? Is that what helps them stick? Or could I just do rainbow colors of JUST jello? Thank you!

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    1. Michelle,
      I alternated layers of plain jello and jello+sour cream whisked in. If you follow the recipe link in the post, you'll find the exact measurements. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks Nike - I'm just wondering if you HAVE to alternate. I would like to make it with JUST jello layers but wondering if they would'nt stick as well without the cream layer

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  79. Ola, estou apaixonada pelos ovos de pascoa pois ficaram lindos, mais gostaria de ajuda, moro no Rio de Janeiro(Brasil) e neste site que você indicou não entregam no Brasil, você pode me ajudar a compra-los?
    meu e-mail é mae_micaela@hotmail.com
    Muito Obrigada
    Luiza

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  80. Oh my I am just so excited for Easter Sunday and believe me, I already have 30 of Easter menu idea from breakfast to lunch and dinner. These are also fun and yummy looking Easter recipes, but I sure will check on this recipe you share. Please allow me to pin on my Pinterest board? Thanks dear!
    http://meowchie.snydle.com/easter-recipes.html

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  81. The link for the molds doesn't work. :-(

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  82. What a fantastic recipe! ...Thanks for the easy guide.

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Thanks so much for the comment love! I do cartwheels when I read each one. Well, I imagine my pre-pregnancy self doing cartwheels, but you get the idea ...

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