Friday, January 20, 2012

Marshmallow Painting

I keep thinking that the kids are going to get tired of "painting days", but every week they are just as excited to roll up their sleeves and pull out the paintbrushes and sponges. This week, we mixed it up a little and did our painting with...MARSHMALLOWS! You can imagine the excitement when I pulled out marshmallows instead of brushes. They were so into their creations that they didn't even ask me about eating some....until we cleared away their pages.

For our Snowman Marshmallow Painting, we used:
Blue, orange, and black construction paper
White paint
Googly Eyes
Green felt

1. First, I showed the kids how to use their marshmallows to make large circles for the snowman and small circles for the snow. We even dragged the marshmallows across the bottom to make our snowy landscape. After the kids finished their paintings, we put them aside to dry and did some more marshmallow math (along with snacking on a few).

2. Once they were dry, we used the other materials to decorate our snowmen, making eyes, nose, and hats. We also used the markers to make stick arms.

Our paintings turned out great and the kids had so much fun trying out a new painting technique.

What other materials have you used to change up your painting time?

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  1. My kids love marshmallows and this is a fun and easy idea. Thanks for sharing. I will be pinning this post. I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from The Play Academy. Vicky from Mess For Less

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Heading over to check you out on Pinterest now :)

  2. These look fabulous! I am now following your blog! I've pinned this neat craft on Pinterest.
    Please come visit at Just For Daisy when you have a quiet moment! :) x God bless

    1. Thanks Rebekah! I LOVE Pinterest :) Heading over to check out Just for Daisy now!

  3. LOVE IT! Going to try it this week! Wrote down my shopping list right now!


  4. I have added marshmallows to my grocery list (actually, I added 2 bags because one will disappear immediately due to house gremlins)! Thanks for sharing!

    Following you over from The Sunday Showcase.

  5. I love this idea- painting with marshmallows! It's now a must do on our list ;-) Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase Hope to see you next week ;-)