1/2 cup AGROSOKE polymer crystals which when wet, they turn into a gel. You can pick them up at most discount and home improvement stores. You can find them in the plant section.
Bottled or distilled water.
Food coloring in your choice of color.
A high quality fragrance oil. Don’t purchase the cheapest brand you can find. Using the best quality oils will enhance and improve your shelf life.
Mason jelly jars with rings and tops.
Pretty lace fabric OR very loose-weave fabric cut into 4″x4″ squares. Enough for each of your jars to have one.
Plastic Measuring Cup
Glass Measuring Cup
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1.) Measure out a 1/2 cup AGROSOKE polymer crystals into a large bowl.
2.) Place 2 cups of bottled or distilled water into a glass measuring cup and heat it up in the microwave. Get doesn’t have to boil, just be hot.
3.) Pour the hot water into the bowl with the crystals. Add in three drops of food coloring. Stir the mixture well.
4.) Wait for the crystals to absorb the water mixture; the crystals expand a few hundred times their original size, so pick a bowl large enough! Stir the colored mixture to saturate all the crystals and then every ten minutes until the water is absorbed.
5.) It takes around 30 minutes for the water mixture to be absorbed and the crystals to become gel-like. If not, just wait a little longer.
6.) Add a few tablespoons of the fragrance oil to the whole bowl of gel and stir well. Otherwise, you can split it up into separate bowls and scent them separately.
7.) Line up the jelly jars, fabric squares and jar top rings. Add the jelly to the jars filling them just short of the top. Place a fabric square over the top.
8.) If you plan on using your Smelly Jelly Jar, screw the jar top ring on to secure the fabric in place. . Planning on storing the jars or giving them as gifts continue with step 12.
9.) Pour a tablespoon of water through the fabric top. Do not let the water come out the top.
10.) Tie a ribbon around the ring if you want to or just leave it as it is.
11.) Do not throw away the jar top circles! These are great to use when you don’t want to use the smelly jelly right away. Just put these on the jars
12.) BEFORE the fabric is added, to seal in the scent. To use remove the ring, circle and fabric. Reapply just the fabric and ring and you are ready to use your smelly jelly.
13.) Water must be poured through the fabric top every week or so to keep the gel from drying out. If you happen to forget, they can be brought back to life by adding water to rehydrate the dry crystals.