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Patterned Marshmallows for Hot Cocoa

 

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Tis the season for cozy, warm drinks!  If you’ve got some younger-than-coffee-aged kids at your house, chances are you’ve hit hot chocolate season!  Add some flair to your mug by plopping in some cool, hand decorated marshmallows.

 

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We used Foodwriter by Wilton, after reading some good reviews on them.  They come in a pack with red, blue, green, yellow and black.  For this first experiment, we just wanted to focus on color, so we put away the black marker and just used the brighter colors.  (Although I think plain black and white food might have it’s own special graphic qualities that we hope to look into later).

 

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Kraft (my favorite marshmallows) has a “stackers” line that are flatter, square marshmallows – almost like a pat of butter.  For this project, it seemed like they might be easier to color than a full, round marshmallow, but definitely use whatever you’ve got!

 

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Start in the middle and work outward toward the edges, creating a cool design as you go.  When you’re done, toss those masterpieces in a cup of cocoa, they taste great!  What did you create on your marshmallow?


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I am a certified K-12 Art Educator who lives, works, and blogs from Philadelphia, PA. I have a background in the studio arts (printmaking, photography, fiber arts and design), and am interested in making, collaborating, collecting, and recording things. One of my main goals as a grown-up is to help kids increase their visual literacy, by exposing them to art history, introducing vocabulary, and teaching kinesthetic art making skills. These lessons in visual literacy often take place in an intentional classroom setting, but just as well might happen at home, working on a project!
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