How to Make Glow in the Dark Jello Brains

How To Make Glow In The Dark Jello Brains |
How To Make Glow In The Dark Jello Brains

An easy and fun way to add spookiness to your Halloween table is to make jello in a brain-shaped mold…and making it glow in the dark (with a black light) is even more fun.

Keep reading to find out how to make glow in the dark jello brains.

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How To Put The Jello Brains Together

How To Make Glow In The Dark Jello Brains
The brain mold is stabilized by placing in a bowl

1. Place the brain mold inside the bowl so that it is level and stable.  This keeps the mold level so that the jello sets properly.

2. Pour the contents of your 2 jello boxes into the mold

3. Heat water to boiling

4. Pour 2 cups of boiling water into the mold and stir so that the jello is dissolved

5. Add 2 cups of tonic water into the mold and stir again

6. Refrigerate the jello until it has set (usually 4-5 hours)

7. To get the jello out of the mold in one piece:

a. Remove the mold from the bowl and set aside temporarily

b. Fill the bowl with hot water.

c. Place the mold back into the bowl so that the hot water comes far enough up the sides to heat the areas where the jello is (but does not come over the top of the jello)

d. Get the plate ready that you will be using to display the jello.

e. Turn the mold over on top of the plate…and voila…jello brains!

How to make glow in the dark jello brains |
Glow in the dark jello brains

The last step is to add a black light that makes the jello glow!

Need more information on how to use black light? Check out our post on ways to create glow in the dark Halloween decorations.

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2 Responses

    • Hi Allison…I have made the glow-in-the-dark jello molds the day before Halloween and it was fine, so I think 2 days ahead should work, too. Happy Halloween!

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