My son will do anything for marshmallows and he loves sorting. Since this sort and shape heart craft itself is super simple. I made things more challenging by creating a pre-activity of sorting the colors with bamboo tongs. Yes, many were eaten. We did this on a no nap day and the sillies were at an all-time high but we still had fun.
- Gather your materials. You will need a divided tray, mini marshmallows, some paper or foam , glue and tongs.
- First, start by sorting a few of the marshmallows in a tray. I put a few in each section to provide a guide.
- Next, and your child the tongs and let them sort the colors into the proper sections of the tray.
- And eat.
- When you finish sorting (and yes I asked if I could help and sorted a few as well to speed up the process), then add glue to the foam/paper in a heart shape.
- Next, start adding the pink marshmallows to the heart shape.
- Count as you go! We did 13, 5 and 9 before gobbling up a few yellow and green ones.
- Finally, let dry and your sort and shape heart craft is ready to display!This is an activity that is easily adaptable to other shapes and themes. Basic squares, circles, and triangles, for example, work well. Or you can also choose shapes that are themed to a holiday, such as Easter eggs, shamrocks, candy canes, or pumpkins. The sky is the limit for the creativity in this project!
Jackie Lee says
What a great idea. You come up with the most simple but cute ideas. I don’t know how you do it! I guess we’ll be picking up a bag of colored marshmallows on the way home from school. Although today is the “Valentine’s day party” so I’m sure she’ll be all ramped up on goodies already. Hmm… maybe we’ll do this tomorrow!
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My oldest did something similiar to this in preschool..but they licked them instead to make them stick.. Thanks for the great ideas!
Awesome, Thanks! I am having a little v-day party today and needed one more idea of things for the little guys to do. This will be perfect.
I am so glad I found this site! We’ll make the hearts this afternoon. This morning we made fairy wands. Yesterday, we made a bus! I love how simple and cute the ideas are!
This is such a cute idea! I wish we had the colored mashmallows in the house, we’d do this right after nap!
Very cute! We sort the colored marshmallows, too. But we haven’t glued them for a craft. Thanks for another cute craft.
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Awesome. So many skills at one time,yet so simple! 🙂
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We made them at our little Valentine’s Day party this morning and they were a hit! I didn’t have time to get colored marshmallows, so we used pom poms instead.
so simple and fun! thanks again!
I love this craft. i often look for stuff that i can do with my 2 and 4 year old toddlers. i can even let little brother (9mos) participate for this one.
Such a cute & delicious idea!
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Hi! It was so great to meet you at Blissdom. This is an absolutely adorable idea. My little boy has trouble using his hands (he has mild cerebral palsy), so this would be an extra-awesome activity to get him to learn to use tongs. Also, now you totally have me craving marshmallows only it’s 10:00 p.m. and none are in the house so I’m just out of luck. But I have friends coming over on Sunday with their kids, so I think we are going to start the day with this activity. I know I am really going to impress her with my creativity! He, he. I’ll tell her all about you, of course. 🙂
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this was such a great activity! our tongs are huge (i can barely keep them under control) so i gave her tweezers instead. she loved it and we had a ball making cards with the marshmallows.
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Marla B says
LOVED the idea! We just sorted the marshmallows and then ate them, but the kids LOVED it-my three kids plus the two I was watching. I just a piece of paper to divide the marshmallows up. LOVED IT!