We first saw this project here, and thought it was so cute that we ended up making it for the 4th of July! The kids loved it…and so did the grown-ups!
What You Need:
- The rind of 1/2 of a large watermelon
- 4 large boxes red Jell-O (6 oz., we used cherry)
- 5 cups of water
- 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips (we eyeballed it, and I think we used less)
**DO NOT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON THE JELL-O BOXES – YOUR “WATERMELON” WILL COME OUT TOO SOFT!!**
Scoop out the fruit with a melon making sure to get all the way down to the green rind. You may have to shave a little off the bottom of the outside of the rind to make it stand up straight – just be sure not to cut all the way through! Boil the water, add the Jell-O and stir well. Then pour the mixture into your rind. Place your “watermelon” in the refrigerator. When the mixture is firm but not completely set, push mini-chocolate chips into the Jell-O using a chopstick or skewer. Let set completely in the fridge.
When ready to serve, slice with a sharp knife and enjoy!
*We also thought that for a grown-up treat, you could add some vodka to the water mixture! Yum!