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Some Friday Fun – A Marshmallow Family

Yipee, yippee!  We got snow!  We got snow!  It’s not the fun kind of snow you can play in and build snow forts or snowmen with but – its snow! 

So instead, we’ll stay inside and build our own snow family.  Easy enough for anyone of any age and anywhere to make.

Items Needed

  • Marshmallows – large and small
  • Toothpicks – to attach the marshmallows together
  • Cookie Treat Sticks – take a paper towel and dab a little bit of shortening on it and run it up and down the stick.  It helps the marshmallows slide on better.
  • Edible Markers – to draw faces and accents
  • Accessories for the scarf and hats – I used a miniature peanut butter cup for dad’s hat.  I used a black candy melt for the boy’s hat and put a small snowflake accent on top for the tassel.  For mom, I didn’t have an fruit roll ups or licorice in the house so I gave her a regular ribbon scarf. 
  • Styrofoam block to hold the completed marshmallows in. 



Optional – if you don’t want to put them on sticks, just use toothpicks to hold the body together. 

What kind of fun things would you decorate your snow family with?  Happy Friday!

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4 Responses to “Some Friday Fun – A Marshmallow Family”

  1. #
    Sue W. — January 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

    “What kind of fun things would you decorate your snow family with?!”
    Um, bite marks. ;p

    • Kendra replied: — January 13th, 2012 @ 10:45 am

      Good one Sue!

  2. #
    Joan — January 13, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Cute idea!!!! Where do you find the edible markers?

    • Kendra replied: — January 13th, 2012 @ 10:44 am

      Joan, you can find edible markers in most craft stores in the cake decorating isle. I also have them on my Amazon Store over at my other site There are many brands out there. Wilton, Betty Crocker, Foodoodlers. My favorite (but also the most expensive) is Americolor. With Americolor you normally have to find those at a higher end kitchen store or online.