Both of my brothers live clear across the country. Each with three kids all under 6. We like to skype with them on the weekends so the cousins can get to know each other. A few weeks ago, one of the cousin’s proudly showed off a marshmallow sculpture he had made that morning. One look at this sculpture and we were off to the market to pick up a bag of mini marshmallows.
It’s a simple concept really. All it takes is a bowl full of marshmallows (the staler the better) and a box of toothpicks, but it does take quite a bit of concentration to get the hang of it.
It’s like art, architecture, engineering and design all rolled into one art project that came directly out of the pantry. Oh, and it also makes for a pretty exciting snack along the way. Now for the instructions…
Marshmallow Sculpture Craft
Prep Time: 1 min Hands on Time: Limitless
wax paper or parchment
Prep a surface with a 2 foot long piece of wax paper. Set out a bowl of mini marshmallows and another bowl of toothpicks. Help your kid attach the first few and then let the artist do the rest of the work.