January 27, 2009

Marshmallow Miracle

Last year we made necklaces out of Cheerios..

We have made them out of beads..
and buttons...and jingle bells...

with pipe cleaners, and string and ribbon and yarn..
but Xander says these are a 'marshmallow miracle'...

I am seriously proud of this boy. Want to see how far his fine motor skills have come? Give him mini-marshmallows, a big plastic neeedle and stretchy string. Not only is he entertained forever, he has to concentrate very, very hard not to break them. Perfect resource for the pincer grip practice.


This is not for the faint of heart as Milan was totally ticked when her marshmallows kept ripping because she is impatient. Nor is it for those whose children cannot keep themselves from eating the marshmallows, for instance, a toddler. I will not be held responsible for you pulling your hair out or your child hanging from the ceiling from the sugar high. This is the reason we started last year with Cheerios.


By the way, 'marshmallow' and 'miracle' sound super-cute when the kiddos cannot pronounce their 'r's.

7 comments:

Jenni Jiggety said...

That is a REALLY fun idea!

Casdok said...

Great idea! And look how Xander is concentrating!

Nikowa Lee {Quirky Mom} said...

What fun!!!

Melissa said...

What a cool idea! It would be a nightmare in my house as Ava is a marshmallow freak and Alex would get upset if she ate his marshmallows. LOL Gotta love working on fine motor skills.

Angela DeRossett said...

Hehe Melissa! That is exactly why we started with cheerios! Get Miss Ava some pink cheerios and glittery string so she can make her own edible bling!

Meawhile Alex could be in another room making:
http://www.worsleyschool.net/science/files/bridge/bridges.html

Kathy said...

Great ideas, Angela. Makes ME wanna try it! : )

painted maypole said...

wow, MQ would love that. but the sugar high scares me. Hmmm... maybe some day just before I leave the house and she's home with daddy... ;)