Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Toothpicks and Marshmallows

A box of toothpicks + a bag of mini-marshmallows= a telescope, a car, a person, a tower, a bug house, a snake, an ant, a pearl necklace... and of course a huge marshmallow fight!! I wonder what Ricky was thinking as he stuck the "sticks" into "sticky white things." He definitely liked to eat them though!

Maya's love still smothers a bit sometimes:)- today I heard Vivi say "Maya he can't breathe!" I came running and Maya was assuming a similar position and smiling "I'm just hugging him Mommy."

Making structures with marshmallows is a lot harder than I thought, but the kids had fun and got their sugar intake. I think they were too fresh and soft- maybe a little more stale would hold together better (seriously, am I analyzing marshmallows as a construction material!?).

1 comment:

Heather BT said...

Acer had an art project his year with marshmallows and toothpicks. He used them as Braille Dots, and spelled his name. Not sure what he was supposed to do, but that's what he did.