Making a marshmallow snowman may be the best winter activity for kids of all ages…ever! Our marshmallow snowman winter craft is fun, easy and edible and works for a craft at home or in the classroom with one or more kids.
Make a Marshmallow Snowman
Marshmallow snowmen are a great option for class parties, if edible crafts are allowed, as all ingredients can be brought in in sealed packages, the supplies are easy to find and inexpensive.
Making a marshmallow snowman work great for playgroup crafts or as a holiday table activity to keep the kids occupied before or after dinner.
Marshmallow snowmen are not only cute, but tasty! After all, who doesn’t want to eat a marshmallow snowman with pretzel arms! Salty and sweet, the perfect combination.
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Supplies Needed for Each Snowman Craft
Instructions to Make A Marshmallow Snowman
Using your craft stick to spread icing, glue one marshmallow on top of the graham cracker and the second marshmallow on top of the first.
Carefully use a toothpick to pierce the marshmallow and create a hole, then insert the snowman features:
- Insert a candy corn for the snowman nose.
- Insert the pointy end of the mini chocolate chips for two snowman eyes.
- Repeat for the buttons on the bottom marshmallow(s).
Break a pretzel stick in half and poke a half-pretzel into the sides for arms.
Snowman Decoration Ideas
- Make a snowman hat by adding a vanilla wafer and mini peanut butter cup for a hat.
- Make a scarf out of fruit leather or a fruit roll up.
More Marshmallow Snowman Ideas for Kids
We have been scouring the internet for fun variations on this simple idea and thought it would be fun to add some inspiration here…
1. Make a Snowman Hat & Feet out of Gumdrops
Gumdrops make great marshmallow snowman hats…and shoes! This is a cute idea to include a lollipop as well.
2. Serve Your Marshmallow Snowmen on a Stick
Serve your snowmen on a stick which allows you to put them into a serving dish like this for others to grab. Kids will like arranging scenes and this could be great fun in combination with a gingerbread house.
3. Your Marshmallow Snowman Has a Candy Cane Nose
These marshmallow snowmen have candy cane noses (a very tiny variety of the candy) and scarves out of gummy candy strips.
4. Let Marshmallow Snowman Float in Hot Chocolate!
This is my very favorite idea. Let’s make marshmallow snowmen and snowwomen or in this case, snowreindeer so they can float atop a hot freshly made mug of hot chocolate!
5. Pair Your Marshmallow Snowmen with a Song or Book
While you are making marshmallow snowmen, sing the Frosty The Snowman song. This snowman building activity also goes well with books like:
- 2-3 large marshmallows
- 1 graham cracker
- Mini chocolate chips
- Candy corn
- Icing as “glue”
- Pretzel sticks
- Craft sticks, toothpicks, and paper plates for easy clean up
- Using your craft stick to spread icing, glue one marshmallow on top of the graham cracker and the second marshmallow on top of the first.
- Carefully use a toothpick to pierce the marshmallow and insert a candy corn nose.
- Using the toothpick again, pierce the marshmallow for eyes and insert the pointy end of the mini chocolate chips into the marshmallow, push into place.
- Repeat this step for buttons on the bottom marshmallow
- Break a pretzel stick in half and poke a half-pretzel into the sides for arms.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Optional: add a vanilla wafer and mini peanut butter cup for a hat or trim fruit leather/fruit roll to be a scarf.
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How did your marshmallow snowman crafts turn out? Did you do it with one kid or a group? Do you have any tips on making marshmallow snowmen?