Marshmallow Snowmen FavorsThese little guys are a lot of fun to make and are a perfect favor to take home from a winter party. In this little geometry activity, your child can feel, play with and discover the properties of a cylinder.
You will need:
Clear celophane pretzel bag
7 inch black ribbon to symbolize hat
9 inch festive color fat ribbon for scarf
orange triangle nose cut from construction paper
Have your child count out 5 marshmallows and slide them into the celophane pretzel bag. Tie off the top with the twistie. Talk about the shape of a cylinder marshmallow. A stack of cylinders also looks like a loooooong cylinder. Cylinders can roll and stack!
Tie the black ribbon around the twistie tie to symbolize a top hat. Tie the festive fat ribbon around the "neck" of your snowman. You can cut a frayed edge for a scarf look. Glue on the eyes and nose. You can use a permanent marker to mark in buttons on the body.
Look for other cylinders around the house...soup cans, cups, rolling pin...