After the not-so-sucessful jelly printing project of last week I found myself with a tray of unused unflavored gelatin. As it turns out, gelatin is just about the perfect outdoor play food. It was so fun to cut, stab with a fork, and mix together in a bowl. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves for almost an hour with it.
AND clean-up was a breeze. Because it was unflavored and uncolored, it didn't make a mess; the girls' clothing was spotless afterward, and of course, the gelatin breaks down quickly in the rain; so we just left the spills on the ground. Love it!