3-4 boxes of blue raspberry jello (water)
Swedish fish candy (sea life)
Vanilla wafers, finely crushed (sand)
1 carton of Cool Whip (waves)
1 large clear bowl
Make jello according to package directions. You will need enough boxes of jello to fill your bowl about half way and to be deep enough for your fish (I used 3 and it would have been better with 4). Put it in the fridge and let it set up to the point where you can still stir it and it's thick, but not completely set.
Now crush vanilla wafers (in a food processor or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin). For my large bowl I crushed about 40 wafers. Sprinkle a shore line onto your beach.
Using Cool Whip, whip up some generous white capped waves!
We stopped here and the boys tucked in. If you were better prepared than me, you would have bought some little drink umbrellas to stick in the sand, or maybe rolled out some fruit roll up strips for a beach blanket. (I'll do better when I'm actually at the beach and my brain isn't frozen.)
The boys loved this, served up with an extra dollop of white caps. Bear wanted to "eat more beach" even after it was gone. Actually, he's only just stopped asking for beach, and cowboy cake.
Oh and featured in this post:
Nick & Nora toddler jammies with ice fishing duckies. Oh my word - aren't they adorable?
They have nothing to do with the recipe, but I had to mention them cause *love.* (No, Target didn't give me a thing, those bums.)
Happy Monday! Go - make a beach!