What do hot cocoa and igloos have in common? Marshmallows, of course! Take this winter STEM challenge and build an igloo out of the white squishy candy as a fun way to explore the winter season. Hopefully, more of the marshmallows make it onto the igloo and not into the mouth! You can also add in some toothpicks and build your own marshmallow structures.

HOW TO MAKE AN IGLOO OUT OF MARSHMALLOWS

DIY IGLOO

An igloo is a type of shelter made from blocks of ice placed on top of each other, usually in the shape of a dome.  Igloos were used in winter as temporary shelters by hunters when they were away from their homes.

An igloo that is built properly will support the weight of a person standing on top of it without collapsing. The sleeping area in the igloo is raised because warm air rises and cooler air settles.  The entrance of the igloo acts as a cold trap while the sleeping area holds the warm air generated from a stove, lamp, warm bodies or other means. 

Find out how to make an igloo out of marshmallows below for a fun winter project.  Let’s get started! 

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MARSHMALLOW IGLOO

Can you make an igloo out of marshmallows? Try your hand at this fun marshmallow building challenge.

SUPPLIES:

Feel free to use cotton balls or pom poms as an alternative!

  • Marshmallows
  • Glue
  • Plastic coffee cup lid
  • Scissors
  • Paper plate

HOW TO MAKE AN IGLOO OUT OF MARSHMALLOWS

STEP 1. Cut a “door” out of the lid about 1 inch wide.

STEP 2. Use a paper plate as your base and glue a circle of marshmallows around the bottom of the lid. 

STEP 3. Glue a second circle of marshmallow on top of the first layer.

STEP 4. Repeat until the plastic lid is covered.

STEP 5. Glue more marshmallows on the top to make the igloo taller.

MORE FUN WINTER IDEAS

Looking for even more winter activities for the kiddos, we have a great list that ranges from winter science experiments to snow slime recipes to snowman crafts. Plus, they all use common household supplies making your set up even easier and your wallet even happier!

MAKE A MARSHMALLOW CRAFT THIS WINTER

Click on the image below or on the link for winter science experiments for kids.

Fun winter science ideas and activities for kids to enjoy all season long. You don't even have to have snow to try most of them! Easy to set up winter science experiments for families or classrooms with preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary age kids. Winter slime, ice, crystal growing, fake snow, real snow, and more neat kids science projects to try this season.