Back in 1998, Spanish artist Merta Alonso Yebra wanted to experiment with stained glass. But she didn’t have the specialized equipment necessary to melt and manage glass. She discovered an alternative: gummy bears. They melt at a much lower temperature than glass and can be poured and shaped using ordinary kitchen implements.
Yebra melts the gummy bears, then pours them in successive layers, creating what she calls “a wall full of colors.” In addition to being pretty, they smell nice—which is another advantage over glass.