How to make a Jelly River

This morning at breakfast

Tilly: If everyone in the world jumps on a jelly river will they go through it?

Me: Good question.

Tilly: You know that night…Kitty…this night…you know that sound that I was making?

Me: Last night, when you were sleeping?

Tilly: Yes.

Me: Uh huh.

Tilly: That was me dreaming about Kitty.

Me: I see.

Tilly: She was going down a jelly river. I thought she would fall through the jelly river, but she didn’t… I fell through a jelly river, but a pretend one…. I thought she fell through a real jelly river, but she didn’t. That’s lucky, isn’t it?

Me: Sure is.

Tilly: Can we make a jelly river one day? Not a real one or we might fall through it. Just one that is not too deep. Maybe one in a bucket. Can we do it today?

Me: I’m not sure, sweet. I’ll have to see if I can find a….recipe.

Tilly: Thanks, Papa.

Note: I was genuinely disappointed to discover no helpful results when I googled ‘how do you make a jelly river in a bucket’.






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6 Responses to How to make a Jelly River

  1. Pippa says:

    Have you ever used those water crystals for the garden? That would make a great jelly river, bit of food colouring and you’re good to go. And you could put in the garden when you’re done. Now I want to have my own jelly river…

  2. andrewlorien says:

    talk to chris morgan about this. he had a party with jelly wrestling once. it turns out that you can’t just times the directions on the jelly packet by 100 if you have 100 jelly packets.

    • rodbie says:

      It doesn’t surprise me that making a jelly river for the purposes of falling through and/or a jelly pool for the purposes of wrestling is more complicated than one would think.

  3. Jen says:

    Fabulous. Our Michie cousins in Byron Bay made a jelly bath with something like 40 packets of jelly. How ’bout that?! Jenx

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