Playing with Marshmallows and Toothpicks

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

This is one of those childhood activities I had forgotten about until seeing it over at The Artful Parent the other day. We have several bags of marshmallows left over from the holidays and with this great idea, I’ve got a great afternoon activity!

It’s simple – you just need a bag or two of marshmallows and a package of toothpicks. Then let your kids give it a try. Depending on their ages, you may need to show them how this works. It’s instant tinkertoys. For more great photos, check out Jean’s post on The Artful Parent where she is “trying to parent in a way that encourages creative expression, imagination, joyfulness, and a love of learning.” Mission accomplished.