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Building With Marshmallows from Makes and Takes

Posted by  ·  June 6, 2010  ·  Last Updated: May 23, 2016

I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful summer crafts!

The very talented Marie from Makes and Takes is here sharing a fun way to build with marshmallows.

Marie writes…

I’m happy to be a part of this fun 30 day event as summer is here and we’re ready to get crafty. We’re building blocks with marshmallows and straws today, making it easier for little hands to create and a little less pokey than toothpicks. And our straws are bendable, making for super fun creations.

Supplies for Marshmallow Building Blocks:

  • large marshmallows
  • bendable straws
  • scissors

Cut each of your straws in half with your scissors, then just start to build. Try twisting your straw into the marshmallow to help it go in and through at least half way. Here’s my son’s creation. It’s a man lifting dumbbell weights! So funny!

We’ve had fun with these building blocks in our Building Block Birthday Party. Or they’re great for a crafty summer day. Enjoy!

See all the fun summer crafts from craft camp here.

Filed Under: Crafts for kids

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  1. Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
    So creative. I love it!
  2. Karen
    Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
    I featured you on my blog today.
  3. Jennie
    Friday, June 11th, 2010
    We tried this today. It was fun and even more fun to eat the marshmallows. Thanks for the idea.
  4. Monday, June 7th, 2010
    What are totally cute idea!
  5. Sunday, June 6th, 2010
    What a great idea! We've only built with the small ones and the toothpicks. This is perfect for little hands.
  6. Sunday, June 6th, 2010
    This is a great idea. I once did mini marshmallow constellations with pretzel sticks and mini marshmallows for a "free-school" co-op thingy, but I LOVE the bright straws and how they bend- endless possibilities!
  7. Sunday, June 6th, 2010
    This is such a cute idea!
  8. Sunday, June 6th, 2010
    this idea is great to use for an inside activity at the beach with my grandsons! Glad I found your blog.