Summer of Science: Marshmallow Architecture

Using edible building blocks to learn construction

Summer of Science: Marshmallow Architecture

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - If you’re looking for a fun and edible way to engage your toddler’s motor skills or have a team building project for older kids, this one is for you.

The only 2 ingredients you’ll need are Marshmallows and Plastic Straws.

Just marshmallows and straws
Just marshmallows and straws

Before you start, we want you to make sure not to throw out the plastic straws so they don’t end up in our environment. Here are some awesome arts and crafts projects you can do to make something out of the straws.

The rest is pretty simple. Just plug the straws into the marshmallows, connect and build anything that crosses your imagination.

Pro Tips:

3 is better than 4: Building structures with out of triangles instead of squares were sturdier. Consider how flexible the straws and how gooey the marshmallows are.

More Mallows, the better: Use mallows effectively, and you can push the straw through the marshmallow to get what the length you need. Also the marshmallows can be heavy on the flimsy straws, especially as your structure increases with height.

Use triangles instead of squares
Use triangles instead of squares

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