I thought I would share one last Halloween project with you before we roll into the craziness of the full- fledged holiday season. We made a fun creepy Halloween laboratory with some fun lab flasks. It was so easy and turned out really cute!
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I will start by saying even though I used Jell-O, this isn’t a sponsored post. I don’t eat Jello unless it’s on a late night with a bit of vodka. As for our kids, we actually make a from-scratch gelatin with juice because of all of the food dyes and artificial flavorings and our food allergies, but this is a fun way to use it for this project since it’s not being eaten. It’s fast and easy, and smells pretty good!
I made the largest box of Jello (6 oz) using the microwave directions, but I only used half the amount of water (1 cup hot water/1 cup cold) so that it would set a little firmer and I waited until it cooled to a slightly warm temperature before pouring, so I didn’t have to worry about getting burned if I missed. Don’t pour it while it’s still hot! As you can see, I am not the most careful of pourers, so I am glad I waited until it cooled.
Do one color at a time, and once everything has cooled to where it’s almost room temperature, move to a refrigerator and let set up completely overnight.
Keep in the fridge until your ready to use it, and then have fun with your display!
I used yellow,red, orange and blue and added a fun LAB sign in the back and a few fairy lights.
Which I forgot about in the fridge until the end of the photo shoot of my creepy Halloween laboratory!
You could label the containers. Red looks good as a blood substitute! And, putting the yellow in the fridge, hubby asked me if that was my “sample”… so there’s that.
I set mine up with old books, spiders and we made a fun insect tray.
We painted a plain wood tray with teal and black paint and then glued in some plastic bugs we painted with gold and silver paint.
It’s kind of fun to set it all up ! You could float a few eye balls and bugs in the flask too. If you decide you are going to want to eat the Jello,make sure you are using a food safe container, and you make the Jello according to the instructions on the package. I don’t think the way I made it would taste very good.
My kids thought it was really fun, and kept tipping the containers to see if it would pour out. If you are going to have a lot of little kids around (or drunk adults), I would use a non-breakable container too.
I thought a creepy Halloween laboratory was a fun way to do something a bit different for Halloween decor, and fun for party too!