They’re not just for eating anymore.
This summer your Happy Buddies are about to become
Marshmallow Warriors, and
Marshmallow Artists. Marie over at Make and Takes had fun with her Happy Buddies building things out of Jumbo marshmallows and cut straws. So clever! I love how colorful they turned out!
The Idea Room did the same thing but used toothpicks instead. Hours of entertainment – plus a lesson in spatial awareness!! This activity receives 5 gold stars for stimulating your Happy Buddy’s brain in the summer!
If you’ve never had a Marshmallow War in your backyard, this summer is the time.
Skip to My Lou has all the instructions you need to make your very own Marshmallow Shooters.
The Decorated Cookie had a genius idea to use food decorating pens and skewers to have your Happy Buddies put together a piece of marshmallow art! She has a few other pictures of her creations that will really make you smile. We made these cute penguin pictures (the penguin body is the Happy Buddy’s footprint) back in January and used marshmallows to paint the snowflakes in the background!
Granted penguins are a bit more appropriate for the winter season, but you could totally modify this activity for summer!
Plus, the new movie Mr. Popper’s Penguins came out this summer so I can’t think of a better way to reinforce the penguin fun!!
Simply set out a few bowls of various colored paints, some marshmallows, and paper for your Happy Buddies to dip and create!
And my sweet friend, Jaimee, from Craft, Interrupted, uses those same food decorating markers to write love notes for her Happy Buddies!
So grab a bag of Jet Puffs the next time you are out and add these ideas to your What Can I Do? Can!
Happy Marshmallow-ing! This post is partying over at Design Dazzle’s Summer Linky Party!