Gelatin Plastic Icicles

These icicles are made out of something you would never guess...
GELATIN!

I was inspired after seeing these super cute icicles 
made out of plastic packaging from
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Here's how we made our icicles

Materials
Unflavored Gelatin
Water

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Food Coloring
Plastic Wrap

How To
We've made this amazing plastic substance out of gelatin before to make 
The process is very easy: 
Dissolve one envelope of unflavored gelatin into 3 tablespoons of boiling water
Pour the solution onto something nonstick for drying,
before we used disposable plastic plates
for the icicles I laid down crumpled up plastic wrap onto a baking sheet
I just poured uncolored and the blue gelatin solution over the plastic wrap
We used 4 envelopes of gelatin for this project
This project takes a few days to dry
You can tell it's dry by the edges starting to curl up and peel away from the surface
Always check the middle though to make sure it's fully dry before peeling all the way off
The plastic wrap created some amazing texture!
Miss C cut out icicle shapes

 We punched holes into the tops and strung them up with fishing line
creating a sort of garland of icicles hanging from our kitchen bar
The light makes them sparkle!
A wonderful winter addition to our 
and our







17 comments:

  1. Awesome idea! We need these winter projects...not much snow this year!

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  2. I love these! We're going to have try them!

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    1. Try them Danielle! Just make sure you use unflavored gelatin this time! lol

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  3. I am visiting from Dinosaurs and Octopuses...Your blog looks full of fun. I will be stopping more now!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Phyllis! I'll be glad to have you stopping by :)

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  4. Oh wow those are gorgeous! I've never done anything like this before, but I think it's a definite must try.

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    1. Try it, they're so easy!! I promise! The hardest part is waiting for them to dry

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  5. Most unusual icicles! I had no idea that you could do this sort of thing with gelatin!

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    1. Isn't it neat? When they're completely dry they feel just like plastic, just don't get them wet!

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  6. This is a great new idea!! Love it1

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  7. Aleacia- You come up with the coolest stuff!

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    1. Thank you! :) I can't take all the credit though, FamilyFun Magazine was the first one to turn me on to the gelatin plastic!

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  8. Those are brilliant! I can't believe they don't squish!

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    1. It is amazing isn't it? The gelatin dries out really hard!

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  9. Quick question. Is the glad wrap still attached to the gelatin - and can it be peeled away. You see I am planning on making my daughter a disney frozen birthday cake - and I need edible icicles. If you could let me know I would love it. pritchard.raeleen@gmail.com

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    1. The plastic wrap is removed
      Though, if you have the icicles stuck in something like frosting there is a chance that they will get soft

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