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Shark Fin Jello Cups

Last year I discovered my son loved all things “Shark Week!” Today, I even found myself mesmerized by some of the sharks and all the interesting facts they were sharing. So, I thought I would whip up these simple Shark Fin Jello Cups! Not only are they fun for Shark Week, but also shark or beach theme parties!

Shark Fin Jello Cups perfect for a shark party or celebrating Shark Week! Super cute for the kids! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

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Shark Fin Jello Cups

 SUPPLIES: Blue Jell-O  |  Whip Topping {I used Cool Whip}  |  Small Dessert Cups {these are not what I used but would work nicely} |  Gray Craft Foam  |  Plastic Spoons  |  Tacky Glue  |  Pencil  |  Scissors

TIP: One thing to keep in mind when buying your supplies – if your dessert cups are shallow you might want to buy shorter spoons. Otherwise, your shark fins are going to stick up very high above the Jello, and you will have to add tons of whip topping! Think about the proportion of the Jello and where you want the “fin” to sit in the cup once inserted.

Make the Jello according to package instructions and pour evenly into cups. One small package made three individual cups. Each dessert cup was a little less than 3/4 of a cup. One small package makes two cups of prepared Jello. Place in the refrigerator to set up.

DIY Foam Shark Fin | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

First, create a “fin” template out of white paper and used it to trace the fins onto the gray foam. That way they will all be the same size and shape. Then cut out the DIY foam shark fins and glue them on the tops of the spoons.

How to make Shark Fin Spoons for shark party or summer party theme. These are super cute and so easy to make for the kids! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Once the fins have dried, insert the shark fin spoons into the jello cups. In the photo below you can see the spoons down through the center of the jello. I then gently spooned in the whipped topping on top and around the fins. If I had placed the topping on first, the spoon would have pushed the cool whip through the jello…I thought that would look a little messy.

Shark Fin Jello Cups perfect for a shark party or celebrating Shark Week | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM #SharkWeek

Shark Fin Jello Cups

Shark Fin Jello Cups

Ingredients

  • Blue Jell-O
  • Whip Topping {I used Cool Whip}

Instructions

  • Make the Jello according to package instructions and pour evenly into cups. One small package made three individual cups. Each dessert cup was a little less than 3/4 of a cup. One small package makes two cups of prepared Jello. Place in the refrigerator to set up.
  • One thing to keep in mind when buying your supplies - if your dessert cups are shallow you might want to buy shorter spoons. Otherwise, your shark fins are going to stick up very high above the Jello, and you will have to add tons of whip topping! Think about the proportion of the Jello and where you want the "fin" to sit in the cup once inserted.
  • First, create a "fin" template out of white paper and used it to trace the fins onto the gray foam. That way they will all be the same size and shape. Then cut out the DIY foam shark fins and glue them on the tops of the spoons.
  • Once the fins have dried, insert the shark fin spoons into the jello cups. In the photo below you can see the spoons down through the center of the jello. I then gently spooned in the whip topping on top and around the fins. If I had placed the topping on first, the spoon would have pushed the cool whip through the jello...I thought that would look a little messy.
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Shark Fin Jell-O Cups for shark or summer theme party theme. These are super cute and so easy to make for the kids! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Try these adult Shark Fin Jello Shots

These SHARK FIN JELLO SHOTS are perfect for Shark Week, Jimmy Buffett fins shots, shark party dessert drinks and pool parties! Super easy to make and a creative party jello shot for summer! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

If you are looking for more Shark Week or shark projects you might also like these

Shark Crafts And Party Ideas! 

Shark Crafts & Parties | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

See more Shark Week Ideas along with my Shark Fin Jell-0 Cups at Zulily!

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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29 Comments

  1. This is adorable! I love the creativity and the simplicity of this shark project. Plus, it looks delicious. I mean, it has whipped cream. That means it has to be delicious 😛

  2. Oh my!! How fun, Susan! My boys would love these cups! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays – I’ve pinned and scheduled to Share on Facebook! Enjoy the rest of your week!!

    1. Thanks, Jenny! These Jello Cups are so easy to make. The kids will love eating from the fin spoons – something fun for a day of water play or a party!

    1. Hi Missy, I used Tacky Glue. You can see it here. This is an affiliate link> http://amzn.to/1WuhaVq I use tacky glue for all my craft projects but you could probably use Elmer’s glue if you have it on hand. Enjoy!

  3. What size are / where did you get your plastic dessert cups? These are perfect for my little baby Finn’s first birthday party on July 5th! Party theme: shark fins 😉

    1. Hi Caitlin, my dessert cups aren’t plastic they are glass and I have had them for years. I would suggest a plastic wine glass either with a stem or for young children the flat bottom kind. One tip I will give you is to make sure your spoons aren’t really tall compared to the depth of the cups. You don’t want the shark fin way above the cup. You will only have to fill that space with whip topping. Also, you can find water looking scrapbook papers at the craft stores to display the cups on. Hope your party is a big success!

  4. These are adorable! We are still learning about sharks even though shark week is over. I’m sure my kids would enjoy these shark jello cups.

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