DIY Tutorial: Fish Bait Pails & Jell-O Shark Aquariums

Fish bait pails for Under The Sea Party @ Crayon Box Chronicles


  • 4 packages of gummy worms (Target, 1.00 each)
  • mini cups (I used yellow b/c it was my accent color, they have green, blue, clear, Target, 3.99)
  • hole puncher
  • hemp rope (Michaels 5.99)

What’s Next:

  1. Punch a hole on both side of the cup as close to the rim as possible.
  2. Tie a not on one side string from the outside, not the inside loop through the hole and tie another knot. Tying from the outside will give you the bowed handle.
  3. Add worms fish bait!

Jell-O Aquariums

Jell-O Aquariums for Under The Sea Party @ Crayon Box Chronicles


  • 2 packages Blue Jell-O
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 18-20 Gummy Shark/Whales (I mixed them)
  • 10 pk clear cocktail cups (Dollar Tree, 1pk.)
  • 1 toothpick

What’s Next:

  1. Stir boiling water into blue gelatin until dissolved.
  2. Stir cold water into the gelatin
  3. Pour liquid gelatin into cups (fill about 3/4 high)
  4. Refrigerate for about 1 hour
  5. When Jell-O starts to set, push the shark and whale gently into the bottom of the Jell-O. {Tip} I submerged one to the bottom and put one on top so it looks like the whale was jumping out of the water.
  6. Refrigerate another hour or until they are set. {Note} It will be dark blue {see below}, so if you’re looking to see more of the sharks use 1 package unflavored gelatin and 1 blue. To complete the look, try Origami Food Boat Labels and Octopus Ring Pops!

Final Dessert Tablescape Bait and Jell-O Aquariums

Dessert Tabel for Under The Sea Party @ Crayon Box Chronicles

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