My kids have had such wonderful teachers! Today was the last day of school for us and this is what I sent as my little token "thank you" gift: Strawberry Jello!
I prepared the jello according to directions, put it in a bowl to stir it. Transferred it to a picture to pour it into the mason jar to avoid spills. Leave about an inch of room at the top.
While the water was trying to boil, I washed and quartered the strawberries. Before I put the mason jar in the fridge to set (without the lid on) I added a few strawberries to the top. They floated. The Jello will set in an hour and a half to 2 hours. That last half hour is crucial because you have to add more fruit before the jello sets. So check it every ten minutes or so by adding a piece of fruit. You want it to sink or at the very least you want to be able to push it to the bottom with a spoon.
While I was waiting for the jello to set I wrote this little note on my computer.I ended up turning all the font black except for the word "berry". Now you really could use this for an "anyone" thank you gift. You could simply write "You are 'Berry' Wonderful!" Or You could write "You are a 'Berry' Wonderful Piano Teacher/ Neighbor/Friend/ ETC" You get the idea:)
This was my first plan:
Punch two little holes in the top and add a ribbon. Wrap it around the top of the jar, pull the ribbon through the other hole and knot it as well.
So I settled on this:
FYI: The package of jello filled two pint size mason jars and two baby food jars.
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