Marshmallow Magic - FamilyEducation

Marshmallow Magic

The marshmallow magic art project demonstrates the contrasts of black and white.


  • 15 to 20 minutes


  • Dark paper
  • White glue
  • Saucer
  • Miniature marshmallows


The stark contrast of black and white makes the use of space all the more obvious to the developing artist. Pour a small amount of glue into a saucer and show your child how to dip a marshmallow in and stick it in patterns to the dark paper. Young children are apt to put them all in one spot, and that is fine.


  • Make little snowmen by gluing the marshmallows 3 high.
  • Take turns gluing marshmallows in a long line.
  • Go just around the edges of the paper with marshmallows.