Today’s DIY Fun is so simple, it’s crazy! Andrew came up with this one on a cold winter day and the three of them spent what seemed like hours playing and building.
- a few spaghetti noodles (uncooked)
- mini marshmallows
We have done this activity with toothpicks before, but what we liked about the noodles was that we could break them into any size lengths we wanted, making for a lot more creativity. They worked together on a large structure, trying to build as high as possible, and learning the best lengths and combinations for the strongest structures:
Triangles seemed the way to go!
Giving very little guidelines allowed for a lot of creativity: Milo came up with the idea to make a bow and arrow, and it actually bent and moved like a real one!
The sky’s the limit! And the added bonus? The marshmallows hardened after about a day, making the structures even stronger. Highly recommend this activity for kids of all ages!