Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Toothpick sculptures

A few weeks ago, we were trying to beat the heat with a big art day.  Project after project was started and abandoned.  It was too hot to think, too hot to be satisfied, too hot...until snack time and art project combined with a pile of toothpicks and some mini-mallows.

marshmallow sculpture

This activity would also work with grapes, blueberries, melon cubes...as long as the snack is slightly firm.  Just present the kids (young or old) with a pile of toothpicks* and watch the fun begin.

*remarkably, no one was seriously poked during this activity, though you might want to keep an eye on littles with their sharp little sticks


  1. Blueberries might be safer in our house. I think if I put out marshmallows there would be lots of eating and not much making going on!

  2. Normally I would have used fruit too, but it was a tough day and I was desperate! ;)