Going to the grocery store while pregnant can be dangerous, I left the store yesterday, not with 1 but 2 bags of mini marshmallows. Buyers regret stepped in but then I thought I could make a fun Easter craft with them, too. So glad I got both bags because my son loved this and I think the marshmallow Easter egg craft is adorable. Whenever I do crafts with tempting treats like marshmallows, I give my son a number he needs to add to it before he can pop one in his mouth! So we limit gorging and practice counting.
- Gather your materials. You will need some white and colored mini marshmallows, construction paper, glue, and a marker.
- Start by drawing an Easter egg on your paper.
- Add glue along the line.
- Add your white marshmallows along the edge. We did 15 then ate one, 21 then ate one, and 17 and ate one. Yes, I did help too. My son said, “Mommy I will share my activity with you and tell daddy we shared.”
- Next, ask your child how many stripes they want. I caution you perhaps give them a range. My son said 8 and wouldn’t budge. I ended up doing 3 rows because 8 is a lot for a 3-year-old to do.
- Add your colored marshmallows. We decided to add a sorting element by saying the lines can be any color, but it must be all one color. So my son was forced to sort the colors when adding them. Worked great! With younger toddlers, I’d just let them go for it. Older children can add a patterning lesson in too.
- Keep going!
- Let your marshmallow Easter egg craft dry.
I want to know YOUR favorite Easter books!
Leave a short review of your favorite Easter book in the comments and I will feature it ( and a link to you) in a reader’s favorites section of an upcoming post.
This is great. I don’t know if I can get my 3 year old to glue any on the paper before she eats them all! Easter marshmellows are now on my grocery list.
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Thank you so much for doing this blog. I come every day for great ideas for my four kids. Thanks so much for taking the time to post your great ideas with such great pictures! I really appreciate it.
Cute! We’ll totally do this, except we may use icing as “glue” because he’s sure to eat them off the paper when I’m not looking! 😉
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Great idea, I’ll try that.
Well, now I have to go buy marshmallows!!! So cute!
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Our latest favorite is called the Easter Egg Farm – it’s about a special chicken who lays colored eggs.
Oh, cute! I better not get the supplies for it though… I don’t need the remainder of the bags of marshmallows!! haha 🙂
Thanks for the great idea! My daughter has been working on ABC patterns and this will be PERFECT for her math lesson next week! I hope I can find them! 🙂
ADORABLE!! Thanks for the awesome idea. My boys will LOVE making this.
I love it! Although I’m not sure if I could keep my kids from eating the finished product, glue and all. The counting tip might help, though.
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His egg turned out great. I like Lexi’s idea of using icing as the glue.
Easter Book- short review! 🙂
One of our favorite books to read during the Easter season is The Best Thing About Easter by by Christine Harder Tangvald.
It shares the things that children naturally enjoy during this time of year such as chocolate bunnies, baby chicks and jellybeans, but it emphasizes the true meaning of Easter. It shares how Jesus’ love is the “best thing about Easter.”
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How cute Little man would probably eat the marshallows before being able to paste them on lol I’ll have to try this when he is a little older great idea thanks!
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Holly T. says
I did this with my almost-3-year-old daughter yesterday and it was such a hit! I was so surprised that she totally waited to eat a marshmallow until she hit number 10 (we counted in intervals of 10). Thanks for the GREAT idea!
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This is a great idea! What a great way to work on counting. An Easter book we really is The Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori Walburg. It explains the meaning of Easter by using Easter eggs. My son really likes it and mostly because the little boy in the story has his name. 🙂
This is awesome. I think even I could do it! 🙂
My mum did this with my son this past weekend and used icing as glue and put it all on waxed paper. My son doesn’t really like marshmallows, but I do! I’ll have to save it until at least Sunday!
donna helms says
That is aneat project. Good idea & easy enough to do with my Sunday school kids
I think we may be doing this one in Sunday School too – my son loved it and it stayed pretty for so long.