How to make a marshmallow igloo craft

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How to make a marshmallow igloo craft
Use marshmallows to make a mini-igloo. (igloo image by Vladislav Gajic from

Marshmallow igloos are a winter craft children can make at home or at school. Children will have a blast constructing these little igloos from mini marshmallows -- be sure to provide a few extra marshmallows, as a few may find their way into little bellies in the process of making the domes. Set the igloos on top of a table as a unique winter centrepiece or holiday decoration.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Piece of white craft foam
  • Craft glue
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Scissors
  • White foam cup
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter or artificial snow

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  1. 1

    Cut the top portion off of a foam cup so all that is left is 4 to 5 inches at the bottom.

  2. 2

    Turn the remaining bottom portion of the cup upside down and cut a small arched section out of one side. The solid bottom of the cup will serve as the igloo's roof and the cut-out section as the igloo's door.

  3. 3

    Apply craft glue to the bottom of your igloo around the rim of the cup and press it down into the centre of your sheet of white craft foam, with the roof of the igloo pointing up.

  4. 4

    Paint a thin layer of white craft glue all over the cup and gently press mini marshmallows into the glue. Cover the entire surface of the cup and try not to leave any gaps in between marshmallows.

  5. 5

    Cut the craft foam into a smaller circle around the igloo to form a round platform.

  6. 6

    Use a paintbrush to make very thin trails of craft glue around the craft foam that the igloo is sitting on, and sprinkle on your choice of glitter or artificial snow.

Tips and warnings

  • Glue toy people or figures of cold-weather animals, such as penguins, to the craft foam platform to create a more detailed craft.
  • Use a paintbrush to paint different colours on your mini marshmallows to add some colour to your igloo.
  • Watch over small children who may try to eat marshmallows after they are dipped in glue.

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