Patriotic Raindrops

Here are some patriotic raindrops you'll want to let right in the house this Veterans Day.

What You'll Need:

1/2 cup white grape juice

1 package unflavored gelatin

Red and blue food coloring

Mini marshmallows

Saucepan

Spoon

2 bowls

Cookie sheet

Waxed paper

If the parade's rained out, you can still be patriotic. Make a batch of red and blue raindrops, and serve them up with white marshmallows.

Put the grape juice in a small saucepan, and have an adult cook it on medium heat until it boils. Sprinkle the gelatin on the fruit juice, and mix it until the gelatin dissolves. Be careful, this mixture is hot.

Have an adult pour the mixture into two bowls. Put a few drops of red food coloring in one bowl and a few drops of blue in the other.

Spoon 1-inch raindrop shapes onto the waxed paper. Let them cool for about twenty minutes, then peel them off the paper. Put them on a plate with some mini marshmallows for a victorious Veterans Day dessert.

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