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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.
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!
(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
- 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).
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.
Don’t have cinnamon red hots? Maybe you can cut some other candies in half, or just use the chips for buttons.
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!
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.
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!
And this is what happens when mama ain’t happy!
What is your favorite part of these adorable snowmen?
Marshmallow Snowman Printable Recipe
- 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
- 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.
More fun crafts:
- Cookie Monster Brownie Cookies
- How to Create a Christmas Village Display
- Spooky Spoons Halloween Centerpiece
- M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar
- Free Thanksgiving Printable
- Family Blessing Jar
- Handmade Glitter Ornaments
What a cute craft. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.
Happy Holiday Season Marty. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. See you again soon.
Oh my goodness these little Snowmen are cute ~ the faces made me smile.
Thank you, Mary Beth!