Marshmallow Evening

Have some fun with a range of activities centred around marshmallows!

Ideas collated from the Marshmallow thread on Guiders.co.uk (August 2017)

Here are some ideas for a marshmallow themed unit meeting. Pick and choose depending on your resources and needs!

Traditional

Get Creative

Marshmallow creatures

Have a go at using marshmallows, cocktail sticks, icing sugar and sweet decorations to make caterpillars, spiders, dogs or any other creature you can think of. Have a competition to see who is the most creative! If its winter time, you could also make snowmen.

Edible model igloo

Build a miniature igloo using marshmallows.

Paint with marshmallows

Use marshmallows to paint a picture by using them as sponges.

Edible tea service

Make edible tea cups and saucers using a party rings for the saucer, marshmallow for the cup, half a polo for the handle, giant chocolate button for tea, all glued together with icing sugar.

Have a marshmallow castle competition!

Marshmallow popcorn cat

Ingredients

For decoration: raisins, gumdrops, liquorice laces, icing.

Method

  1. Put the popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  3. Add all the marshmallows to the saucepan continuously stirring until all melted.
  4. Pour mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
  5. When cooled down, rub a little butter on your hands and roll the popcorn into balls.
  6. Build and decorate your cats (or snowmen or whatever you choose to build!!) on a waxed piece of paper, stack 2 balls on top of one another (use icing to stick together if popcorn not sticky enough) and use sweets to decorate.

Marshmallow crispy squares

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/marshmallow-crispy-squares-98

Make edible jewellery

Thread marshmallows onto strawberry laces along with other sweets to make necklaces and bracelets.

Challenges

Which team can build the highest tower using only marshmallows and dry spaghetti?

Who can keep a marshmallow in their mouth the longest without eating it?

How many words can you make out of the letters in ‘marshmallow’?

Play marshmallow toss. In each team have a designated catcher who has a bucket/bag and must stand behind a line away from the rest of her team. They then have to throw the marshmallows for her to catch – winning team is the one which catches the most!