Goldfish Bowl Jello

This is a huge hit! It looks so cool when completed! It's a bit of work, but definitely worth it.


  • 1 goldfish bowl
  • Purple endive or fennel, leaves (and other edible things that will look good as foliage in a tank!)
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  • gummy fish
  • 1 package jelly beans (or fruit cocktail)
  • uncooked spaghetti (for placing items in jello)
  • blue jello
  • Knox jello (clear)


Mix gelatin according to package directions. Use clear jello to dilute.

Place the jelly beans in the bowl.

When gelatin is cool, BUT NOT SET, pour it slowly into the Fish bowl. Be careful not to move the candies around, because the coloring may run.

Allow to cool for just a little while (you don't want stiff gelatin when trying to place fish and foliage in bowl).

When gelatin is just starting to set (ie: it's not watery... set just enough to hold something in place) add your "foliage" and fishies, placing them where you want them with strands of spaghetti (helpful when moving things around so your gelatin isn't destroyed he he).

Refrigerate your fish bowl until you wish to serve it.

By Cheryl from Asheville, NC

December 8, 20050 found this helpful

This is great!

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December 8, 20050 found this helpful

What a darling idea!!! How fun this will be to serve. Not only will the kids love it, but so will the grown up me. Great idea!!! Thanx, Cheryl

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December 8, 20050 found this helpful

Wow, that is so cool!! I love that!

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December 9, 20050 found this helpful

Hey Fellow Zaaaaaaarite... GREAT PIC! That is just tooooo cute!

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June 23, 20060 found this helpful

it looks really neat. is it really hard to make?

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December 28, 20070 found this helpful

Can't wait to make this with my granddaughter!

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