How to Make Marshmallow Snowmen

Read All You Need for a Snowman by Alice  Schertle and Barbara Lavalle, or “read” the wordless book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

All You Need for a Snowman

Make Marshmallow Snowmen with large marshmallows, toothpicks, fine-point markers, scissors, and paper.

1. Set a marshmallow on the table on its flat side. Stick a toothpick into its top flat side.

2. Push the flat side of a second marshmallow onto the toothpick. Slide the marshmallow down the toothpick until it sits on the firstone.

3. Stick a toothpick into the top flat side of the second marshmallow, leaving some of it sticking up.

4. Get a third marshmallow. Set it on the table on its flat side. With scissors, cut off the top third of the marshmallow,
but save the part you cut off.

5. Stick the flat side of the two-thirds marshmallow onto the toothpick.

6. Cut out a circle of paper a bit bigger than the round part of the marshmallow.

7. Stick a toothpick down into the two-thirds marshmallow. Stick the middle of the circle of paper onto the
toothpick. The circle is the brim of your snowman’s hat.

8. Push the sticky side of the one-third marshmallow down onto the toothpick. This is the top of your snowman’s hat.

9. With a fine-tip marker, draw buttons down the front of the bottom 2 marshmallows.

9. With a fine-tip marker, draw a face on the front of the two-third marshmallow.

10. Stick a toothpick in each side of the snowman to make stick arms.

11. If you want your snowman to have a scarf, tie a piece of yarn or string around his “neck.”

12. Enjoy your snowman, but don’t eat your snowman! The toothpicks and the markers’ ink could be dangerous.

By Susan Penney, NESI