Place one half of a peach on a plate, flat side down. Cut eight curls off of a carrot with a
vegetable peeler. Tuck the curls under the peach to make spider legs. Put raisins on top
of peach for eyes. Put a small piece of marachino cherry under the raisins for the mouth.
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Unsweetened raspberry or grape flavor gelatin
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 cups boiling water
100 flexible plastic straws
1 tall (same height as extended straws), slend 4 cup container
3/4 cup whipping cream
12 to 15 drops green food coloring
Cooking Time: ~5min.
Prep Time: ~15min., plus overnight chilling
Notes: Use a cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws
Makes: About 100, including a few casualties
In a bowl, combine gelatins. Add boiling water;
stir until gelatins
completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 min. Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend
to full length; place in tall container. Blend cream and food
coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture.
Pour into container, filling straws. Chill until
gelatin is firm, at least 8
hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days. Pull straws from container (if using a carton, tear carton
away from straws). Pull straws apart; run hot tap water for about 2 seconds over 3 to 4 straws at
a time. Starting at the empty ends, push worms from straws with rolling pin, or use your fingers;
lay worms on waxed paper-lined baking
sheets. Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
Worms will hold at room temp. up to 2 hours.
Nutritional Analysis: Per worm: 17 cal., 42% (7.2 cal.
from fat; 0.4 g.
protein; 0.8 g fat (0.5 g sat.); 2 g carbo.; 6.8 mg sodium; 3 mg chol.
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Suggested reading for anyone with a bird.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bird Care and Training
by Jacqueline O'Neil, 1998
Birds on The Couch- The Bird Shrink's Guide to Keeping
Polly From Going
Crackers And You Out of The Cuckoo's Nest by Ruth Hanessian, 1998
Guide to Companion Parrot Behavior by Mattie Sue Athan 1998
The Complete Parrot by Arthur Freud, 1995
You and Your Pet Bird by David Alderton, 1992