How To Make Your Own Petri Dish Jellos

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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
  • Jello
  • 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.

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