DIY Mermaid Shower Jellies 

In my previous post we made adorable mini unicorn shower jellies, and they came out so great we wanted to do another batch! As I had mentioned with the unicorn jellies, I had 2 cute candy molds from previous projects and I thought they would be super cute to use. One of these molds being seashells, naturally, mermaids  and pastel hues of lavender and teal came to mind. 

I mentioned in my previous post, but to recap I’ll say it again, that as much as we loved the big ones at lush, I had so many ideas for the cute small sizes. They can be great as a sleep over activity  for tweens and teens to customize and each have some to take home, adorable mini spa party favors even for adults, or inspiration for the little ones to wash their hands (as moms know, it’s sometimes a battle to get them to wash with soap and water). There are so many candy molds, from plain to flowers to dinosaurs, these mini shower jellies can customized to make just about anybody happy! 
To get started you will need:

  • Clear shower gel
  • Plain, unflavored gelatin (box comes with 4 packets each, this recipe takes two packets per batch)
  • Teal and purple food coloring 
  • Lots of various glitter, we used iridescent, silver, purple/fuschia, and teal 
  • Sequins (optional)
  • Candy mold 
  • Water
  • Essential oil or soap fragrance (optional) 
  1. Start by sprinkling your mold with glitter and sequins if you’re using them
  2. Bring one cup of water to a boil, and add two packets of gelatin and stir until completely dissolved 
  3. Add 1/2 cup of shower gel and mix thoroughly until completely dissolved. If you’re adding essential oil or soap fragrance, mix a few drops in now as well and once everything’s all mixed in, remove from heat
  4. pour solution back into your measuring cup to make it easier to pour into the molds, and add teal food coloring
  5. Move your mold to a flat area close to your fridge to make transporting it easier, and then pour into the molds to begin to add color. Because the areas in the mold are so small, it’s easy to over saturate it with color. I like to get some color on popsicle stick then dip it into the solution…. have fun with the colors, mixing a little pink or purple in from the corners of the mold to make a unique set of jellies! 
  6. Carefully place in fridge and allow to cool for 2-4 hours or until fully solidified. Make sure they are fully set before removing them from the mold
  7. Pop out of the mold, and enjoy!
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