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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 http://www.thesugarbuzzpantry.com. 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.