Oh, Ew

The other day I was at Children’s Storytime at the library, and I ran into my friend Brianna, who was there with her niece (who happens to be Goldie’s BFF). I mentioned that we were throwing Indy a “spooky party” for his fifth birthday, and she said “OH. You have to make worms!”

Apparently there is a recipe all over the Internet that explains how one can pour raspberry Jell-O into bendy straws, and somehow end up with worms.



Awesome, right? I had all these visions of creating massive piles of slimy (yet edible) earth-creatures, and then depositing them atop my son’s birthday cake, or pouring them into bowls to freak people out, or just dangling them in my guest’s faces because ew, worms.

Except…well, it’s best if you just check this one out for yourself.

  • Rain Mikajlo

    ohh ive made these! stand them up in a bunch of tumblers and pour the jello mix from the top.

    • jordanreid

      but how does it not all just pour out the bottom and fill the tumblr and pour out the sides?? i couldn’t get that seal on the bottom that seems necessary.

      • Rain Mikajlo

        i used a pyrex measuring cup with the straws bunched together so it was nice and tight. it has to fill most of the container.

  • Katie Kornstein

    dying right now. I kind of want to try to see if I can pull it off.

  • Heather

    This looks like a pretty good description of what to do: http://onelittleproject.com/how-to-make-jello-worms/

    I think putting anything on the bottom of the straws prevented the jello from getting into the straws – if you can get the liquid up high, physics will get it to the same height of the straws. Good luck if you decide to try again, might be worth it!

    • jordanreid

      kendrick was actually just trying to explain to me how we should have used water bottles because if we got the liquid to a certain height et cetera et cetera, and how annoyed he was that he hadn’t figured this out in time for the video. Okaaaaaaaay, will try again 🙂