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Let’s make fun and easy Christmas marshmallow snowmen. These cute DIY marshmallow men feature red paper hats, charming faces and they can sit or stand any way you want. Perfect for your homemade holiday decor!
The red hats and nose make them look like snowmen dressed up as little Rudolph the reindeer elves.
NOTE: These are not toys and are not meant to be eaten. They will be stale and contain non-edible parts. These are for your holiday decoration only.
Marshmallow snowmen DIY tips
Now that we have the safety warnings out of the way, this is a craft, not a recipe, let’s start with a few helpful tips:
- Leave your marshmallows out of the bag to harden for a day or two. It’s easier to craft with them when they are not so soft and squishy. (Great way to use up leftover stale marshmallows: Turn them into cute DIY snowmen!)
- You can add your own embellishments, glue on more sequins, or even paint your marshmallows with food coloring or water color paint.
- Carefully break the toothpicks with your fingers. This is easier and there will be fewer pieces flying around than if you would use scissors.
- Create a homemade candy land for your finished marshmallow figures.
Add grated coconut flake “snow”, mini marshmallow “snowballs”, candy cane “trees” and M&M’s or gumdrops just for fun! These marshmallow snowmen would look adorable in a miniature Christmas village under the tree.
If you are ready to make your own marshmallow men, read on for the full step-by-step tutorial with pictures below.
- Cotton Swab
- Gently stick a half toothpick into a regular marshmallow. Do not push all the way through.
Place a second marshmallow on the other end of the toothpick.
These two marshmallows will be the head and body of your marshmallow man.
- Push toothpicks into the mini marshmallows to make the arms and legs. Again, do not go all the way through.
Push the other end of toothpicks into the marshmallow body.
- To make the cone-shaped hat, draw a pattern on red paper. See the photo below for the shape.
It's 3/8th of a circle with a 4-inch diameter (making the straight sides of the pattern shape 2 inches long). No need to be super precise with these measurements.
Cut out and gently curve the two corners together, forming a pointy cone. Glue the straight edges together.
- Glue the hat in place on top of your snowman.
Tip: If needed, you can cut a little piece from the top of the marshmallow head to make it easier to fit the hat on.
- Give your snowman a face.
Stick a half toothpick through a red mini pom pom to make the nose. Stick the other half in the middle of the face.
I purposely kept the end of the toothpick showing as a little dot in the middle of the nose. Simply don't push all the way through if you don't want the end to show.
Use a black marker and draw two small dots as eyes.
Take a cotton swab and blot on the blush cheeks.
- Finally, glue on two red sequins as buttons on the belly.
One more time, in case you missed it, these are not meant to be eaten, so keep these decorations away from young children.
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