Sunday, May 6, 2012

Boredom Buster #1

Have you ever had one of those days when it's raining, or perhaps your child is home sick but not sick enough to nap the day away? You can't watch movies all day. Well, you can, (and we have) but here's an easy activity to break up the day a bit. Marshmallow and toothpick building.

Here's what you need:

mini marshmallows

It's well past hot cocoa season so hopefully you still have a stale, open bag of mini marshmallows languishing in the deep recesses of the cupboard (or full-size) and if not, it's a very cheap addition to the craft closet. Set out some marshmallows in a container, some toothpicks and go to town. Your only limit is your imagination and gravity. Monkey even got the markers out and colored some of the toothpicks to make a campfire. He made a robot with missiles (of course), some buildings and a campfire. It helped us both survive our sick day (we were both sick). What will you make?

1 comment:

notesonpretty said...

Great idea. I think E-man is finally old enough to a) not eat all the marshmellows first and b)not poke his eye out with a toothpick.