Let’s make festive and yummy 4th of July marshmallow treats using stamps and food coloring. This simple patriotic treat is perfect for making with kids because no cooking is required. It is the ultimate food craft using things you can easily pick up at the grocery store or order ahead of time. Variations of this food craft idea would be fun to do together as a party, group project or family.
DIY PATRIOTIC MARSHMALLOWS FOR 4TH OF JULY
Foam stamps are fun to use to create all sorts of crafts, including these red, white and blue Patriotic Marshmallows for 4th of July.
Add a little food coloring to your patriotic stamps and in no time you’ll have an entire batch of festive looking marshmallows that can be served as they are or as part of ooey, gooey, s’mores.
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Supplies Needed to Make Stamped Marshmallow Edible Art
- 1 bag Jet Puffed S’moreMallows*
- Patriotic foam stamps (never been used for anything other than food, washed in hot soapy water and dried)
- Food use only paint brushes
- Red food coloring marker
- Blue food coloring marker
*Jet Puffed S’moreMallows are thick rectangle marshmallows meant to be used in s’mores. They are the perfect shape for these stamped marshmallows.
Directions to Make Colorful Stamped Marshmallows
Lightly brush water over the raised parts of a foam stamp. You just want to moisten the stamp, this will help the food coloring marker glide across the stamp easily.
Food craft tip: If the kids get too much water on the stamp, just shake it a few times to remove excess water.
As you brush water over stamps that have been colored, you will notice the water will turn color. I suggest using one bowl and one paint brush to brush over the areas that you will color red, and one for the blue. This will keep the colors from bleeding together.
Brush food coloring markers over the stamps.
I like how this foam stamp is red at the top and blue on the bottom. It makes it easy for the kids to see what color to add to the stamp.
Once the stamp has color all over, press it onto a S’moreMallow.
Remove the stamp to reveal the design printed on the marshmallow.
You will need to repeat the entire process before stamping another S’moreMallow. If you try to stamp it once it’s already been used, the color will be very light. If you want to change the color you used on a stamp, wash it in hot soapy water, rinse, then dry before changing colors.
Finished Stamped Marshmallow Art You Can Eat
You and your kids will have the entire bag of S’moreMallows stamped and ready to pack up for your 4th of July picnic in no time.
More Patriotic Fun & Food from Kids Activities Blog
- Let’s make 4th of July cupcakes!
- These 4th of July sugar cookies bars are so festive.
- You won’t want to miss any of these red white and blue desserts!
- Print off these before dinner 4th of July coloring pages to entertain.
- Make a patriotic windsock craft that will look great at your celebration.
- Oh so many fun patriotic crafts and activities for kids.
- More fun red white and blue food perfect for your fourth of July backyard party.
- Transform regular Oreos into patriotic Oreo cookies!
How did your patriotic stamped marshmallows turn out?