We made some men out of marshmallows and toothpicks, and they were delicious. We used multiple sizes of marshmallows for the different parts, and connected the parts with toothpicks.
Some of these men were looking very funny, but they all tasted good in the end. This is a fun food play activity to combine food and fine motor skills. Sticking the mini marshmallows on the end of the toothpicks can require some skill. It is great for working with both hands and getting some bimanual hand use going.
If it is too hard for some kids to put the marshmallows on, it would be easy to take them off, and motivating to eat marshmallows. We used some giant marshmallows too, and I have also found flat ones. This would be a great activity in the winter to make marshmallow snow men.
- Marshmallows of all sizes
- Fine motor
- Visual Perceptual