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

Jell-O Summer treat for kids

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Beach Themed Jell-O cups kids snack.


  • 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