A huge thank you for the fantastic comments on my kitchen chemistry post yesterday – I see many fun experiments in our future!
Thinking about science reminded me of using toothpicks and marshmallows to build molecular models, buildings, and bridges as a child. So I pulled some out for the kids.
Johnny mainly ate them (I had to remove the bag after his third or fourth marshmallow), but Emma had a great time playing. She even (unwittingly) built a beautiful H2O model:
Her final masterpiece? This monster:
He is still being admired, three days later.
I generally recommend using mini marshmallows for this type of activity, but we didn’t have any in the house – and the jumbo marshmallow made a lovely monster body. But check out this post from The Living Classroom for examples of some of the cool things you can make with mini marshmallows if you have slightly older children!