Toothpick and Marshmallow Structures

by Wendy Copley on August 25, 2011

toothpick/marshmallow structures

This is what we’re doing right now. Toothpicks, mini marshmallows. Jab the ends of the toothpicks into the marshmallows and make cool stuff.

toothpick/marshmallow structures

Wyatt quickly learned that triangles are easier to build with than squares are. He also figured out that doubling up the toothpicks makes his structures stronger. And finally, he refreshed his memory on the deliciosity of marshmallows and the pokiness of toothpicks.

toothpick/marshmallow structures

I made something too!

(I’ve seen this project all over online. I’d link to the place I first saw it, but can’t find the original post.)

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  • Lisa Galarneau

    OMG, I have to get this stuff for T this weekend.  She loves marshmallows and needs to learn geometry!

  • this is so our next “i’m bored” project!

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