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These Airheads Marshmallow Snowmen are a super fun and edible craft to make and share for the holidays. A great project to do with kids and easy enough for parties.
This post is in partnership with Airheads.
The holidays are the perfect time to get your kids in the kitchen and get creative. I have always been the one to volunteer to bring the cupcakes or cookies for kid parties and I can often come up with a fun game but I’m pretty sure that I’ve never once come up with the craft!
So when I had the opportunity to create something fun with Airheads, I mentioned it to Emmet. Airheads are his absolute favorite and he immediately had the idea for marshmallow snowmen. We did a little brainstorming and knew this would be a fun and easy project to do together.
We gathered up Emmet’s favorite variety pack of Airheads and some giant marshmallows along with some skewer sticks. I found skewer sticks that were not pointy in the cake decorating section.
Emmet was in charge of opening the wrappers, while I did the cutting. We cut small squares for the buttons and rolled them into balls. Don’t worry if they are not all the same size, just close is fine. We also cut triangles for the noses. We thought the Orange Airheads made perfect carrot noses.
Next up were the eyes. We tried to get these close to the same size, in pairs at least. These were made the same as the buttons, cut into squares and rolled into balls with our hands.
We cut tiny strips of Cherry Airheads for the mouths and just gave them a little curve for a smile.
The scarves were a little more work.
I cut the Grape and Blueberry Airheads in half lengthwise and pinched the ends together.
We placed it between waxed paper and rolled them out to about 10 to 12 inches long.
We twisted the strands together for a layered look.
We tried a couple of different hat versions and ended up going with Emmet’s idea of a Santa hat. We used the White Mystery Flavor Airheads and Cherry Airheads for the hats. We cut triangles and a tiny strip of the White Mystery Flavor and then cut it into four pieces for the tips of the hats.
We cut strips and rolled them with our hands to lengthen them just a bit.
We twisted the white and red strips together and shaped them into circles.
Next we threaded the marshmallows onto the skewers.
Added the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Added the buttons.
Added the scarf.
And the hat ring.
We pressed the Cherry triangles into the front of the hat rings.
Pretty simple and super cute! Airheads were super easy to work with and made for a really tasty treat! If Emmet and I can make these, anyone can!
We had a lot of fun putting these together and they are simple to customize with your own ideas.
Wrap these Airheads Marshmallow Snowmen in plastic wrap or cellophane bags for storing and gift giving.
- 16 Airheads :
- 4 Grape
- 4 Blueberry
- 2 Orange
- 3 Cherry
- 1 Watermelon
- 2 White Mystery Flavor
- 12 giant marshmallows
- 4 skewer sticks
- For the scarves:
- Cut the grape and blueberry Airheads in half lengthwise. Place 2 of the pieces together end to end, pinching to stick together. Place between wax paper and roll with a rolling pin to about 10 to 12 inches long. Twist a grape and a blueberry strip together.
- For the eyes: Cut 8 small squares of a Watermelon Airheads. Pinch each square together between your fingers and then roll each piece between your palms into a small ball.
- For the buttons: Cut the Orange Airheads into 12 small squares. Pinch each square together between your fingers and then roll each piece between your palms into a small ball.
- For the mouths: Cut 4 very thin strips of a Cherry Airheads from the small end. Bend into a half circle, forming a smile shape.
- For the noses: Cut 4 small triangles from an Orange Airheads.
- For the hats: Cut a thin strip from the end of a Mystery Flavor (white) Airheads. Cut into 4 pieces. Roll into balls.
- Cut the remainder of the Mystery Flavor Airheads into 4 strips, lengthwise.
- Cut one Cherry Airheads into 3 triangles. Cut another Cherry Airheads into 4 thin strips, lengthwise.
- Roll the Mystery Flavor Airheads strips and the Cherry Airheads between your hands to lengthen slightly. Twist 1 Mystery Flavor Airheads strip with 1 Cherry Airheads strip and form into a circle. Place one Cherry Airheads triangle into the inside of the twisted circle with the tall point up. Place the small Mystery Flavor Airheads ball onto the tip.
- For the Snowmen:
- Thread 3 marshmallows onto each skewer stick, close to the top, leaving just the tip of the skewer showing. Press eyes, nose, mouth and buttons onto each snowman. The Airheads will easily stick to the marshmallows with gentle pressure.
- Wrap the scarves around the snowmen between the head and body and press down lightly into place. Add the hat, pressing into lightly onto the head marshmallow.
- Serve immediately or wrap with plastic wrap or place in cellophane bags for gifting.
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