I try to do as many fun activities with Evan to keep him entertained. I plan to share more of them on here because I know how challenging it can be keeping a toddler busy when you run out of ideas. Evan saw a video on YouTube a while back on how to make Lego gummy candy, but we had a hard time finding a Lego mold in store. We did order one online but we won't get it until this week. However, we did find a really cool Dinosaur mold at Walmart. Evan is fascinated by Dinosaurs so I thought he would really enjoy making Dino gummies. We followed this recipe, but I will be sharing it here as well. I love that these gummies aren't as sweet as store bought gummy bears which is a huge win for all moms, right? I didn't taste them but Evan and his dad said they were delicious. He was so happy, entertained and enjoyed every bit of his home made Dino gummy candy. 😊
-1/2 a cup of very cold water 
-1 box of your choice of Jell-O
-1/4 a cup of corn syrup
-2 packets of unflavored gelatin

Add corn syrup into cold water and mix until dissolved. Add your liquid mixture to a pot but don't turn on the heat just just. Then add your choice of Jell-O and Gelatin into your liquid. Stir everything until dissolved and let sit for 5 minutes.  
Two things that will help your gummy candy come out clear and bubble free: Use cold water and remember to let mixture sit for 5 minutes to avoid clumps of undissolved gelatin. 
After 5 minutes turn on your stove to medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes until your mixture is completely liquefied. Make sure to stir your mixture every minute or two to avoid your mixture from burning. We used a condiment container to pour the mixture into our mold and avoid a huge mess. It was also easier for Evan to pour it in since he wanted to do all of the work. Let your gummies sit for 5-6 hours. Just let them sit on your kitchen counter no need to put them in the fridge.That's it! Easy, right? 

I think the hardest part was waiting for the gummies to be ready. Evan was so impatient and wanted to eat them right away. About two hours later we had to give one to Evan because he was not going to wait the full five hours. The weren't quit ready but Evan loved them! This was so much fun and I no longer have to buy gummy bears. I can just make them at home.
Have you ever tried making gummies? If so, was it this recipe? I hope you give these gummy candies a try. I know you and your kiddos will love this!😉
-XOXO Nessa