Emme’s teacher and I walked to a neighborhood craft store the other day and saw this amazingly realistic heart-shaped Jello mold. We agreed the kids needed an anatomically correct version of a Jello heart for Valentine’s Day, not one of those crappy round fake hearts Hallmark probably invented to sell more pastel-colored construction paper ….
This has to be the best $6 I’ve spent in a long time. First, it opened a world of Jello to me that I never knew existed. Do you know how freaking easy it is to make Jello? You probably do. Probably I’m the last person to know how to make Jello, but I don’t care. It is fun and easy and moderately delicious — all the trappings of the perfect craft food. (I just need to remember to never tell Emme where gelatin comes from, because she will never, ever forgive me for letting her eat any part of a horse.)
When I made this Jello heart for Emme’s class for the Valentine’s Day celebration, I put a makeshift arrow inside for good measure. “What’s that?” the kids asked, “A pencil?”
Jello is my new best friend.