Marshmallow Sculpture

by Feb 22nd, 2011 // Food, Math & Science, Sculptures

Marshmallow Sculpture

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

Supplies:
mini marshmallows
toothpicks
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.

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3 Comments on “Marshmallow Sculpture”

  1. 1.) jacquelinelegan
    February 22nd, 2011

    Now this looks like so much fun. This could double as a fun party activity for, ahem, "adults" on game night.

  2. 2.) anne
    February 23rd, 2011

    awesome!! how long Kid spend building? wondering if i can keep 3-5 yr olds engaged and building for at least 30 min. straight or if we should do this PLUS cook something. thanks for the great idea.

  3. 3.) Rebecca
    February 24th, 2011

    yes! the engagement level is huge. it's helpful if the marshmallows are a little stale (leave them out over night) because it's easier for them to build.

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