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I have been meaning to get around to posting this idea of  Olaf floating in a pool of Jello dessert. After a week of trying to find Ticonderoga sharpened pencils, Prang colored pencils, and all of the other 5,000 insane items on back to school supply lists…(I lost a week of my life, I tell ya!), I finally have time to post it! Here’s how I made this Marshmallow Olaf, and the blue jello!

How to make an Olaf From Frozen Dessert! I love how easy this is!

You’ll Need:
Updated, thanks to a reader for asking about this much needed info.: A small container of Jello (3 oz.) will get you (4) 1/2 – or 4 oz. cup servings. The same is true if you go with the Knox Gelatin method. If you use a large box of blue Jell-O, you’ll squeeze out (8) 1/2 cup servings – or 4 oz. servings.

  • Regular sized marshmallows
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Brown, black, and orange frosting (I used chocolate frosting for the brown – follow my tip below to get true black color)
  • A piping bag with a round tip
  • For Jello: Blue Hawaiian Punch, and Box of Knox Unflavored Gelatin
  • **OR – Alternate Jello – use a blue box of jello – the color will be much darker, though
  • Summer themed straws, or party drink umbrellas
  • How to make an Olaf From Frozen Dessert! I love how easy this is!
  • I used individual glass bowls for individual pools – to conserve money, you could use clear plastic cups, like Chinet
  • For the blue jello: I used Knox Unflavored Gelatin, and Blue Hawaiian Punch
  • I just followed the directions on the back of the Gelatin box
  • Once the jello had set up, and I was ready to tackle Olaf,
  • How to make an Olaf From Frozen Dessert! I love how easy this is!
  • I grabbed a regular sized marshmallow
  • I used scissors to cut it into 3 pieces
  • How to make an Olaf From Frozen Dessert! I love how easy this is!
  • I used one piece for the head, and one for his bum – that one was turned sideways!
  • I then used mini marshmallows for the middle portion of Olaf, and feet
  • Then I decorated him with frosting that I had colored black (buttons, eyes, and mouth), some orange frosting (carrot nose), and brown (hair, eyebrows, and arms)
  • To get a deep black color, start with chocolate or brown frosting. Add your black coloring to the brown color, and you won’t end up with gray 
  • I used a round tip for everything 🙂
  • To add a special touch, I used fun summer straws that I found at the Dollar Tree

Equipment You Might Want: I’m so excited that I found the palm tree straws in the middle of winter!  

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