The best thing about practicing and learning colour theory? The results are beautiful! Sometimes the best activities, are complete surprises. This Marshmallow colouring activity was something I did for fun to use up all of our marshmallows on a cold day. It was meant to just pass a bit of time, but it became such a fantastic activity I wanted to share it with everyone.
This activity can be done by any age, including little ones, because everything is edible.
MARSHMALLOW ART – ART CLASS IS SWEET WITH THIS ALL AGES ACTIVITY
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What You Need To Colour Marshmallows
Jumbo Marshmallows (regular work too, but jumbo gives you more space to create!)
Cake Decorating Pens
Cake and Candy Decorating Gels
Toothpicks (only for older kids where age appropriate)
How To Colour Marshmallows And Learn
Set out the supplies and invite the kids to colour!
The best part of this activity is that you can use the gels to blend colours. This helps reinforce concepts of primary and secondary colours.
Older kids will enjoy creating designs and blending the colours to create cool effects.
The marshmallows make an excellent canvas and help kids practice using two hands, one to hold the marshmallow, the other to colour. Working on a curved canvas is also a fun challenge.
Once the kids are done decorating, let the marshmallows sit for about 30 minutes to dry. If the kids got a little excited and put on really thick layers of colours, you may need to wait a bit longer.
Using the toothpick will help older kids be more precise in their designs, plus allow easy colour blending.
Increase the challenge by giving the kids a theme for your Marshmallow decorations, like animals, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, seasons and more.
When the Marshmallows are dry, use them in a fun marshmallow construction challenge, or string them to decorate for a party, or simply enjoy a sweet treat!