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Combining marshmallows with toothpicks allows your child to explore their creative side with a world of infinite possibilities!


INSTRUCTIONS: Begin by creating 2D shapes for the base of your structure (triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, etc.). Don’t be afraid to use extra toothpicks to reinforce your structure. Once you’ve created a strong foundation, start building upwards to create that third dimension, and from there, the sky’s the limit!

Here are some ideas: http://brainbrigade.org/11-creative-marshmallow-and-toothpick-stem-challenges/

If you don’t have these in your home, a deck of cards, LEGO, or Bristle Blocks all work just as well to help your child explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics).

If you want to further explore the world of STEM, here are some other great resources:

Marshmallow and toothpic building