As with most things, I'm sure I'm not the first one to think of this but thought I'd share just the same...
I recently put us on a new revised (read: stricter) budget and am trying to be especially careful with groceries. As a result, we don't have all the less necessary goodies we may have had before. Such as yesterday when my boy asked me for a fruit cup and we had none. It got me thinking about how easy it would be to make our own though. So my little helpers and I got to work with some sugar-free jello and canned fruit.
First we mixed up the jello in a bowl. Then we placed a few mandarin oranges (the only canned fruit I had on hand) in the bottom of very small Rubbermaid containers. I have a bunch of these lidded containers from back in the day when I was pureeing baby food and I love when they can have a purpose beyond taking up space in the crowded "tupperware drawer". After placing the fruit in, we poured jello on top and popped them in the fridge.
You may be wondering why I don't have a cute picture to go with this. That would be because we used green lime jello and mandarin oranges. To be completely honest, they looked downright ghoulish and not at all appealling. I really did try to get a cute shot... The kids loved them so I can't complain. But the images are much more appropriate for CraftFail than general cuteness.