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!