I always like to try new things for Easter. I ran across this idea on RobbyGurl's Creation and had to try it. I made a day of it with the kids. While it does take a long time, it includes many breaks where you are just waiting for layers to solidify. So if you know you're going to be around for a few hours and want to try something that is a hit with the kids, this is it!
What you need:
Plastic Easter Eggs that securely close
child's medicine syringe (ie: the kind from Walgreens)
4 different jello colors (or as many as you like!)
drill, hot glue gun, or anything else that works to make a hole in the egg
1. You'll want to start by putting a hole in the top of the egg. A drill bit works, but I didn't have access to one at the time so I used a hot glue gun to heat up the top, then used a sharp round nail-like instrument to poke a hole through the top. Make sure its big enough to fit the syringe tip. If it's too tight to allow some of the air to escape the egg, it will try to escape out of the side where the egg halves meet. You don't want that. Spray the insides generously with Pam and fasten the plastic eggs halves securely together and place them in the egg carton, hole side up.
2. Choose which color you want to work with first. Mix that color jello with 1 cup hot/boiling water. Once it is thoroughly mixed and dissolved, divide the mixture into two bowls. To one of the bowls, add 1/3 cup Cool Whip. Leave the other bowl as is. You now have 2 colors, one light and one dark.
3. Take your children's medicine syringe and fill it with the darker color mixture. You will want a total of 10 ml if using jumbo eggs. You'll probably want 5 ml for regular size eggs. Place the tip in the hole of the egg and squirt the jello into the eggs. Place them in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Once that layer has set, you will do the same thing with the lighter jello cream color.
4. Repeat steps 2 through 3 with all of the colors you chose until the egg is full.
5. After all the layers have set, gently pull the egg open and you should have a jello egg! Whip cream is a nice accent. Tip: Play with the layer sizes. Not all of them have to be equal size.