Marshmallows – Not Just For Eating

Squishy, soft, white as snow, and oh-so-delicious.

MARSHMALLOWS!

They’re not just for eating anymore.

This summer your Happy Buddies are about to become

Marshmallow Architects,

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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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4 thoughts on “Marshmallows – Not Just For Eating

  1. I am so gonna try the toothpicks and marshmallow building today with my girls! They will love this!!!!!!
    Thanks for the great idea!

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