Summertime Beach Jell-O Cups {A Fun Snack!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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It’s almost summertime! These Cute beach Jell-O cups are a fun summer snack treat. Kids will love digging into this yummy snack. Perfect for pool parties.

Jell-O Beach snack cup

Beach Jell-O Cups

Jell-O Beach Cups

The images at the top do not have the fish tucked into the Jell-O. I have mixed feelings about adding the fish. I think it’s really cute but not at all necessary. If you do decide to add a fish to your “ocean water”, do it right before serving or it will get mush and gross.

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It’s super cute with or without the fish.

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Tips for Adding a gummy fish to your Jell-O cups…

  • Don’t add the fish until just before serving – otherwise, it gets mush and will also change the color of the blue to purple
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a slit into the top of the Jell-O cup to insert the fish
  • Insert the fishtail first
  • You can completely submerge the gummy fish or let it peak its’ head out like it’s jumping

Jell-O Beach Snack Cup

Tips for adding decorations to the top of your Jell-O cup…

  • you can add the decorations to the top of your Jell-O cup several hours before serving – there will be minimal moisture transferred
  • do not cover the cup before storing it – covering the cup will create a greenhouse effect and you’ll get moisture on your cookie and candy
  • store the decorated cups in the refrigerator

Jell-O beach cup snack for kids

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You’ll Need – For one fishbowl – (Serves 2 if using 9 oz. cups):

  • clear Solo cups – 9 oz. or something similar to a clear Solo cup
  • 1 small package of blue Jell-O
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • various candy – star sprinkles, Swedish fish, gummy bears, jelly beans
  • optional decorations – cocktail umbrellas and palm tree cocktail stirrers

summertime Jell-O snack for kids

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Summertime Beach Jell-O Cup Snack {So Fun!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Beach Themed Jell-O cups kids snack.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours of refrigeration
  • Total Time: 10 minute
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • small box of blue jello
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 2 (9 oz.) clear cups
  • 4 vanilla wafers

Ideas for beach themed candy

  • jelly beans = beach rocks
  • star sprinkles = starfish
  • gummy bears = someone chilling on the beach
  • Swedish fish = fish underwater

Other decorations:

  • palm tree drink stirrer
  • cocktail umbrellas



  • Prepare jello by boiling 1 cup of water
  • In a heatproof pitcher or bowl with a spout – mix the Jell-O packet and 1 cup of hot water
  • Whisk until powder is dissolved
  • Add the cold cup of water
  • Pour the blue Jell-O into the clear cups and place them in the refrigerator for the length of time it takes for the Jell-O to gel. (This might take around 4 hours)
  • When the Jell-O is firm, you can start to decorate the cups. (This can be done up to a day in advance)
  • In a zip tight back, use a rolling pin to crush the vanilla wafers into “sand”
  • Pour the cookie sand over half of the Jell-O cups
  • Add decorations to the sand, like stars, jelly beans, and a gummy bear
  • Push the palm tree into the jello – somewhere besides the bear and push the umbrella in over the bear
  • If you want to add the fish:
  • Just before serving, use a knife to cut a slit in the blue Jell-O and push the fish in – tail first



Storing your beach cups – Store uncovered in the refrigerator for up to one day

*Turn this snack into 4 servings by using smaller cups and doubling the decorations

~ Melissa –

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