Place equal amount of fruit
cocktail in each of 4 small bowls.
Put boiling water into a mixing
bowl. Sprinkle in gelatin powder and stir for about 2 minutes. You can let an older
child stir, while a younger child watches the clock or counts slowly to 120. Add cold
water. Use a ladle to pour gelatin into the bowls over the fruit.
Put bowls in refrigerator for 1½ to
2 hours. When gelatin is firm, it's ready. Optional: Top with one tablespoon of vanilla