Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Milk painting Marshmallows

       Today we painted marshmallows with milk!  I originally saw the idea (here) where they were painting popcorn and large marshmallows.  We have painted popcorn, shredded wheat, oatmeal squares, paper, crackers, and marshmallows using this method.  It's so easy and the kids love it.  It's a great way to use up milk that is about to spoil!

Here's what you need
  • milk ( I usually do this right before the date expiration) 
  • food coloring
  • bowls
  • paint brushes

Talking about the letter M very briefly!  I showed them a bag of marshmallows and pretended to eat one and said "mmmm." 

Staring at the marshmallows.
 Milk, food coloring, and bowl is all you need.

1 Tablespoon of milk
Food coloring

Grab a paintbrush and marshmallows and start painting away

Working on motor skills and not even aware of it!

Gripping a small marshmallow and painting it requires concentration and good hand-eye coordination.

Checking out what others are doing.

Mmmm...I think I'll have one.

What happens if I dump pink into purple? 
"It kind of looks closer to brown." C says.

Can I get away with eating 1 marshmallow?  Let me see....

Or instead of painting could dump them in the bowl.

      We had so much fun!  You should try it!  You can eat the marshmallows or let them dry and then use them to create a piece of art.   This is a great way to get rid of marshmallows.  Honestly, the kids usually eat 4-6 marshmallows when we do activities with them.  I will take that over having them finish off the rest of the bag by themselves. 

I'm linking to
abc and 123
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Welcoming Spirit
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  1. Great Idea. I am sending this to my daughter. She has a one yr. old boy...everything goes in the mouth. She won't have to worry about this project.

  2. What a yummy way to paint! Thanks for sharing with Tuesday Tots. Pinned :)