Marshmallow Snowman Craft

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Kids will love this marshmallow snowman craft that is even more fun to eat! Great activity for snow days and long winter days at home!

As I was working on this post all I could think about was Anna from Frozen and “do you want to build a snowman?” My kids are all grown so I can say that I still enjoy that song!

Here in NC it’s hit or miss with the white stuff in the winter. It’s beautiful to look at and often treacherous to drive in.

Snow fort in front yard

That’s right. It’s the most wonderful “snowy” time of year.

I freely admit I’m a southern driver and would prefer to stay at home when travel is more dangerous. (In our neck of the woods that also means running to the grocery store for milk three days before there’s even a cloud in the sky!)

Even if you live in a balmy climate, this is a fun edible craft for the kids (and mama, too!)

Moms, why not be prepared for those unexpected days with this marshmallow snowman craft that will fuel your kids creativity and appetite! This activity would also be great for a holiday party for kids.

How do you make an edible snowman?

Think ahead of time and buy the goodies you’ll need to make your snow people. A list of suggestions is below but anything from peanut butter cup, candy corn, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, to chocolate candy and frosting!

And don’t forget the marshmallows, the essential ingredient!

Boy and girl decorating marshmallow snow people

(My youngest kids making this snowman marshmallow years ago!)

How do you make a snowman out of marshmallows?

Tips and tricks are below but basically you’re using icing as glue to layer the marshmallows on top of each other and add the specific parts like the snowman hat.

What size marshmallows should I use?

I think the large and/or jumbo marshmallows are perfect for smaller hands. Your older kids might enjoy making mini snowmen so if they’re willing, let them try! Honestly, this activity is about family togetherness and festive treats for winter time!

Marshmallow Snowman Craft

Ingredients:

  • Large and/or jumbo marshmallows
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Cinnamon red hots
  • Red, green and white striped chocolate chips
  • Mini peanut butter cups
  • Rolos candy
  • White icing
  • Black food coloring

You can make this entire snowman family with both jumbo and regular marshmallows (not minis). 

Ingredients for marshmallow snowman

Instructions:

Step 1. Use the jumbo marshmallows for the adult snowmen and regular large ones for the little snowmen.

Not every store carries the jumbo marshmallows but they sure are easier to work with if you can find them!

Step 2. Using icing as glue, paste three marshmallows together and let dry.

Marshmallow snowman with candy decorations

Don’t have cinnamon red hots? Maybe you can cut some other candies in half, or just use the chips for buttons.

Marshmallow snowman with edible decorations

Step 3. Paint snowman eyes and mouth with black food coloring and a toothpick.

The snowman’s face can be decorated any way you want! You could even carve a tiny carrot nose if you’re really having fun!

Two marshmallow snow children with edible decorations

Step 4. Use a dab of icing to attach chocolate chip and make hats for the snowman’s head.

If you don’t have red and white striped chocolate chips just use whatever you have available.

Our marshmallow snowman craft family needed a little assistance from my helper.

Marshmallow family with candy decorations

Step 5. Make pretzel stick arms and paste on buttons.

In fact, after all that playing in the snow they were just plain ol’ tired!

Marshmallow snow people with candy decorations

And this is what happens when mama ain’t happy!

Marshmallows put together as snow people and decorated with candy

What is your favorite part of these adorable snowmen?

Marshmallow Snowman Printable Recipe

Craft and Marshmallow
Print

Marshmallow Snowman

This easy and tasty Snowman Craft will entertain your kids and bring out their creativity!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 2248kcal
Author Marty’s Musings

Ingredients

  • 1 bag large and/or jumbo marshmallows
  • 1 bag pretzel sticks
  • 1 bag cinnamon red hots
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 1 bag mini peanut butter cups
  • 1 bag rolos candy
  • 1 tub white icing
  • 1 bottle black food coloring

Instructions

  • Use the jumbo marshmallows for the adult snowmen and regular large ones for the little snowmen.
  • Using icing as glue, paste three marshmallows together and let dry.
  • Paint eyes and mouth with black food coloring and a toothpick.
  • Use a dab of icing to attach chocolate chip nose and make hats.
  • Make pretzel stick arms and paste on buttons.

Notes

Let your kids get creative with other candies and baking supplies and just have fun!

More fun crafts:

Marshmallow snowman craft

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