A Nice Delicious Cell

Elastoboy was assigned a project that required him to make a model of a cell. We thought it might be fun to do something a bit different.

We orginally were going to go with a Jello Cell but Elastoboy LOVES Pie, and begged to do a pie version instead. After some thought we made a lemon pudding pie base and used candy to add the parts of the cell.


Step 1: Mix up instant pudding – We used a version that formed into a jelly sort of thing once cooled so it would hold it’s shape once Elastoboy put in the candy.

Step 2: Use a diagram (that Elastoboy had already made a couple of days earlier) to show where the different candy pieces should go and what types to use for each cell part. Place the candy on the pie.

Step 3: Place in the fridge and let set for a few hours.

Step 4: Place labels for each of the pieces on toothpicks, card stock, straws, whatever, so that they stick up and name each part.

Wah-La – the finished project. It actually sat in the fridge overnight and dried out a bit because we couldn’t easily cover it due to the lables. That is what caused the cracks. He still was pretty proud of it anyway=)

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5 Responses to A Nice Delicious Cell

  1. Beth says:

    WOW! WOW! This is amazingly cleaver!!!! What a wonderfully fun & educational activity your kids will not soon forget! I just shared it with my readers on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957) Thanks so much for linking this up on TGIF Linky Party =) I can’t wait to see what else you come up with!!!!

  2. PrairieJenn says:

    My oldest was just reading about cells last week! She’d love this activity. So creative (and fun)!

  3. Beth says:

    I just wanted to let you know I featured this amazing idea at this weeks TGIF Linky Party #5 – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/11/tgif-linky-party-5.html – feel free to grab an I was Featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking up & I look forward to seeing more of your great ideas this week!!
    Beth =-)

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