Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spaghetti & Marshmallows!

Last week, I came across this AWESOME BLOG!!  I cannot even believe how awesome this blog is...its called What I Made--and it is hands down, one of the coolest blogs to look at for kids and adults around.  I found this post about spaghetti and marshmallows and thought that would be a fun thing for me and the kids to do--so this past weekend, we got a bunch of spaghetti and a couple bags of marshmallows and tried our hand at making some, ahem...towers...

First, you start with your building supplies.  
We went for your basic spaghetti and your average marshmallow in regular and mini.

Its a little sticky and takes a light touch...

but then, you kind of get the hang of it...

and Volia!  Our first structures emerge!

Its kind of all about using exact lengths of spaghetti...but c'mon, who were we kidding??

We were just having fun.

Magda did build a tower that got pretty tall.  Very impressive; she realized quickly that the cross pieces helped to reinforce and give more stability.

But in the end, just how stable can a mini-marshmallow be??

Sadly, her tower went down in a blaze of glory...
in a kind of slow-motion, folding over on top of itself sort of way....
Which made us all laugh.  A very fun project which we highly recommend!


  1. Hi Quentin, Thanks so much for the great 'shout out' - it looks like you had a lot of fun, and I love the idea of a slow motion collapse! Makes me want to buy a bag of marshmallows again. Scott:)

  2. Thanks so much Scott!! Will definitely be checking back on you for more cool ideas...your blog is just so wonderful!!