With s’mores season winding to a close you might be wondering what to do with all those jumbo marshmallows.  Might I suggest building a  marshmallow tower?  This awesome kid engineering project is simple to set up yet full of learning opportunities and good old fashioned fun.  I must admit I had as much fun as my preschooler with this one.  It would be a really cool activity for a playdate or party.  Turn it into a game by challenging the kids to build the tallest or most creative marshmallow  structure    possible!  Oh yes and I almost forgot, there’s the added tasty bonus of building with delicious materials!  And, because this project uses large marshmallows and straws it is great for a wide age range: from toddlers to school kids!

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To Build a Jumbo Marshmallow Tower You’ll Need

  • Jumbo Marshmallows
  • Plastic Drinking Straws
  • Scissors

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How to Build Marshmallow Towers

    1. Cut straws at varying lengths, making sure to hold the scissors at an angle so that the ends of your straw pieces are pointed.  You will want a nice variety of sizes but for stable building  you will need many pieces at about the same size.  I did a group of long, a group of short, and a group of medium that had the bendy bit at the center.
    2. On a stable surface, set up your straw pieces and marshmallows.
    3. Let your little one go to town building a tower or two, or a whole city!
    4. Add another layer of play by challenging them to see how tall they can build!
    5. After all that hard work, don’t forget to enjoy a marshmallow treat!

This activity is so engrossing,  it could easily buy you some quiet time.  However, if you’re up for it, I highly recommend getting in on the building action, it really is a blast!

What are you waiting for?  Go build a few tasty marshmallow towers!

If you’re looking for more building fun, check out this awesome idea: Building with CD and DVD Cases!

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