Last week, for Miss A's FIFTH birthday, we made these very cool looking layered Jello treats for school (I found them here):
Yes, they do look VERY cool, don't they? They also took 4.5 hours. Each layer has to set, and, as a word of caution, don't just dump the next layer on. Oh no, you have to veeeeery gently pour the next layer over top. And those cool whip layers? Take a little bitty spoon and veeeeery carefully spread it on each and every one of your treats.
I originally tried to pipe some of the cool whip on top to make a neat swirl like the picture in the blog where found the instructions, but decided it looked a bit too much like poop to give to a bunch of preschoolers. So I spread the cool whip out a bit and liked that much better.
They were a big hit, but I'm not sure they were worth the effort! 16 of these babies later, and I'm not ready to think about Jello again any time soon!