We were looking for something snowflake-esque today, since we have been stuck inside for daaaays and have been talking a lot about winter.
These glittery marshmallow snowflakes are so fun and they are edible, too! “They are delicious and taste like glittery sparkle!!” (Food review compliments of my preschooler). Better yet, the activity is great for fine motor practice and little ones get to opportunity to learn about colors, too. And of course math!! You know at UG we ALWAYS sneak in our math…don’t forget to talk about how many marshmallows are on each snowflake and what number makes the best and/or most symmetrical snowflakes!
What you need:
Food coloring & water
There’s very little prep for this activity, and the kids can help you get it all ready. Get out all the ingredients, and lay down some Press’N Seal. Get your colored water ready by adding three or four drops of food coloring to a few tablespoons of water. Time to get started!
1. Put a marshmallow on a toothpick. Great fine motor practice here!
2. Dip the marshmallow into colored water.
3. Dip the marshmallow in “glitter!!” This is just plain white sugar that my kids deemed glitter. 😂
4. Let dry for 15-20 minutes on the Press ‘N Seal (paper towels suck up the color.)
5. Find something fun to do while you wait! We played Hungry Hungry Hippos. It’s safe to say it got pretty intense.
6. When dry, assemble into snowflakes.
6. Eat ’em up! All you will have left is the toothpicks…these are sugary goodness!
I hope you have fun making your glittery marshmallow snowflakes! With little prep and items found in your pantry, it’s a great activity for a cold, COLD winter day.