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Art Activities for Kids : Painting Marshmallows

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Paint roasting marshmallows in this simple art activity for kids.

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Art in every form! 

art with marshmallows

Marshmallow painting is a wonderful project in itself. { Have you see our no-cook marshmallow dough post?} But how about  we paint the marshmallows themselves in this simple art activity?

Set up for this painting marshmallows art activity.

  • Cover a metal cookie sheet with wax paper and lay out all your marshmallows.
  • Place liquid watercolors in a palette. { I always use plastic egg cartons}
  • Have a few paint brushes near by along with 2 cups of water for cleaning your brushes and some paper towels for wiping.
  • Having the second cup of water for brush cleaning really helps during art projects involving very light colored water colors { yellow} The first cup of water gets brown pretty fast and the 2nd water cup helps off rinsing and having a fresh paint brush before switching colors.
  • My 4 year old who was more eager to get started had ball painting the roasting marshmallows. She tried multiple ways of holding down the marshmallows for painting { great fine motor exercise} Pressing the marshmallow on the top with her finger while painting with her other hand. She was able to get around the marshmallows without smearing a lot of color. She also tried just picking up the marshmallow and holding it while painting. That worked for her too. Make sure your child paints the bottom part of the marshmallow { while having the marshmallow stand up like a tall cylinder}  and flip it over and have them cover the the other circular base.

process for painting marshmallows

She colored all the marshmallows using rainbow colors { of course!!} { all our rainbow activities here}