How To Make Your Own Petri Dish Jellos
by Alanna Bennett | 3:21 pm, June 7th, 2011
Ever wondered how to make jello that looks exactly like bacterial cultures? No? Why not? They’re awesome! The folks over at Science Punk threw a super-nerdy science party a while back, and they’ve been generous enough to share with the world their secrets for making petri dish-styled jello yumminess.
And all it takes is:
- Petri dishes
- Rice pudding
- Angel delight
- Lab notebook
- Protective clothing
- Rum (optional)
- Jelly sweets
- Food coloring
- Icing for decorating cookies
- Any of the following: brown sugar, cocoa, maple syrup, cake decorations, chocolate drops
The recipe’s pretty simple: just experiment with the above ingredients, adding little jellies as “chromosomes” for texture, as well as food coloring as your artistic eye desires. Pro tip: Don’t start using the food coloring until the jello is half-set, as that’s the stage when it starts to sink to the bottom in globs, giving it more of a science-y appearance.
Full instructions and lots more pictures over at Science Punk. Go forth and create your own edible awesomeness!*
*Not to be confused with Oedipal awesomeness. Don’t create any of that.