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Shark Jello Cups for Shark Week

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Shark Week is just a few weeks away. This is one of our favorite parts of Summer, and my boys look forward to it every year. I love taking things like Shark Week and expanding on the fun with easy, cute snacks, fun activities, and more. One snack we’re making this year is these easy & fun Shark Jello Cups. My son recently started asking about jello- I’m not a huge fan so I guess I never thought to give them any, but now he wants to try some jello, and I thought this would be a fun way. He’s 6 and he loves to help me cook, so that’s an added bonus that he can help make these because they are so easy. It’s also a good opportunity to talk about being careful with the stove since you do have to boil the jello. I did the quick set option on the back of the box, so these were ready in about an hour, even with letting the jello set.

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Shark Jello Cups

Shark Jello Cups

I only used 3 ingredients for these- if you don’t count the water. You’ll need plastic dessert cups– they come in a huge pack so I usually make several fun treats out of them, then you just need blue jello, whipped cream, and these adorable shark gummies from Sweet Gourmet.

I was surprised how yummy the shark gummies were, it was hard to keep the boys out of the gummies while we were making these.

Shark Jello Cups

You’ll need a large bowl. You could pour the jello directly into your plastic cups, but to be honest, mine was still really hot when I put it into the fridge, so the bowl just seemed like the better idea. I used 1 3 oz. box of jello, and got 3 good sized cups, so you could make two boxes to get 6, and so on.

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Shark Jello Cups

I did do the speed set method, so to make the jello I boiled 3/4 cup of water and once it was boiling, dissolved the jello inside. Then, I put 1/2 cup water in my measuring cup and filled it with ice up to the 1 1/4 cup mark. I wasn’t sure about this, but it worked! After I mixed the water and ice in, I poured the mixture into my large bowl and popped it into the refrigerator. I left it in there for about an hour, and it set just perfectly.

Shark Jello Cups

Once it was set, I divided the jello evenly among my three dessert cups.

Shark Jello Cups

Then, I took my whipped cream and added it around the edge of half of the container. My idea here was cresting waves, not sure if that’s accurately portrayed, haha, but you can just add some whipped cream on top if you want.

Shark Jello Cups

Then add your shark gummies!

Shark Jello Cups

These are so fun and there are so many cute things you can do with them, whether you are celebrating Shark Week, or having a shark-themed party.

You might also love these Shark Week Fishing Pole Treats from our friends at Craft Create Cook!

Here are even more fun shark themed treats-

Easy Shark Cookies

Shark Pudding Cups

Shark Rice Krispie Treats

Here are some other fun ways to have a shark-filled celebration-

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Find more recipes to make with kids, here.

You can use this printable option below for instructions on how we made these cups.

Yield: 3 cups

Shark Jello Cups

Shark Jello Cups

Fun & easy shark jello cups to celebrate Shark Week, or they're perfect for a shark-themed party!


  • 3 oz blue jello box
  • 1 1/4 cups water divided
  • ice
  • whipped cream
  • Sweet Gourmet shark gummies
  • 9 oz. dessert cups


    Make your jello, according to the instructions on the box. For faster prep, use the speed set option.

    Once jello has set, divide evenly among 3 dessert cups.

    Add whipped cream, and shark gummies.


Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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