{Play} Fun With Food! Marshmallow Snowflake Craft

December 19, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Jane is too young to cut out intricate paper snowflakes (trust me, we tried).  So we tried to have some snowflake fun another way:  with marshmallows and toothpicks!

Materials

  • Mini-marshmallows
  • Toothpicks

How To

This is similar to our Gumdrop Sculptures activity, except instead of standing the sculptures up on their own, we just made little dumbbells by sticking one mini-marshmallow on each end of a toothpick and then arranging them onto a paper plate.

You could glue them down if you wanted, but Jane preferred designing, eating …

and re-designing her snowflakes over and over.

An older child would easily be able to thread mini or regular-sized marshmallows onto bamboo skewers to make actual snowflake structures.

This would be a great ornament idea, too!

LEARN!  Fine motor skills, concentration, patience

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