Jello Pumpkin Cups, Pudding Frankensteins, and Bat Pudding Cups

You can mix and match puddings and jellos to make these Halloween treats.  For example, you could use lime jello instead of pistachio pudding to make the Frankensteins.  You could dye vanilla pudding orange to make the pumpkins.  Most boxes of pudding and jello make about two cups when they are prepared.  This will make two 9 oz. size pudding or jello cups.  5 oz. cups exist, but they can be hard to find.

You will need:

Small clear cups.  Ours were 9 oz. size.

Pistachio pudding or lime jello (For the Frankensteins)

Chocolate pudding (For the bats)

Orange jello (For the pumpkins)

Googly eyes

Black and white paper

A black marker

A glue gun and craft glue

Halloween treats
Orange jello and jack o' lattern faces cut from black paper

Pumpkins

Prepare orange jello according to the instructions on the box.  Pour the jello into two 9 oz. cups or four 5 oz. cups and put the cups in the refrigerator.  While the jello sets, cut out eyes and mouths from black paper.

Jello cups that look like Jack 'o Latterns Use Rubber Cement or craft glue to glue the faces on the pumpkins.  Keep the pumpkins in the fridge until you are ready to serve them.
Getting ready to make a Frankenstein pudding cup

Frankensteins

Prepare pistachio pudding or line jello according to the directions on the package.  Pour the pudding into two 9 oz. cups or four 5 oz. cups.  Put the cups in the refrigerator.

Cut out an eleven inch strip of paper so it zig zags on one side.

Two Frankenstien pudding cups

When the pudding is set, wrap the zig zag paper around the top of the pudding cup and glue it in place.  It tends to slide down the cup.  A small piece of invisible tape along the rim of the cup will keep it is place.

Glue on the googly eyes with hot glue and draw on a crooked mouth with a black marker.  You can also cut a paper mouth.  Depending on the cup, the marker may not leave a dark, clear line.

Keep the Frankenstein pudding cups in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them.

Getting ready to make a bat pudding cup

Bats

Prepare a box of chocolate pudding according to the directions on the package.  Pour the pudding into two 9 oz. cups or four 5 oz. cups.    Put the cups in the refrigerator.

Two bat pudding cups When the pudding is set, use the glue gun to glue on large googly eyes.  Cut wings and fangs from paper.  Glue them on with craft glue or the glue gun.  Put the pudding cups back into the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them.

When you hear the name Frankenstein, you probably think of a green, sewn together monster.  However, in the original book by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein is the doctor who creates this monster.  The creature is never named, but called by titles such as monster, wretch, and fiend.  Later movies and plays who used the monster as a character gave him the name Frankenstein.

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