Easter Marshmallows

I really wanted to dye eggs with Nolan for Easter, but since Nolan is still pretty little, I could imagine how successful that would be. Food dye? Paint? Oh lordy. At coffee group yesterday, a lady suggested a fun alternative: making Easter Marshmallows!

What you need:

  1. Marshmallows. (pretty obvious)
  2. Colourful packs of jello.
  3. Ziplock bags.
  4. Water.

Pretty easy list if you ask me, a lot less costly than dying eggs – that’s for sure!


  1. Put the different coloured jello powder in different ziplock bags. We used red, green, and blue. 
  2. Wet the marshmallows.
  3. Put the marshmallows in the ziplock bags and shake – much like “shake n bake” chicken!
  4. Repeat for as many marshmallows as you want!

They turned out pretty well! The only “mess” would be my slightly dyed finger tips, but that’s alright. A small price to pay for a little fun activity! 

Nolan didn’t cooperate quite like we wanted him to this year, he kept trying to open the ziplock bags when I gave them to him to shake, but he did have fun eating them so there’s that! I’m sure next year he’ll be more cooperative.


About J.C. Hannigan

25. Mother. Wife. Lover of words. Weaver of stories. My first book, Collide, is available in e-book for Amazon Kindle and Kobo.
This entry was posted in fun stuff, N, photos, toddlerhood. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Easter Marshmallows

  1. Natasha says:

    that's a really neat idea!

  2. Great Idea will have to do this with my one year old

  3. Neat idea! Definitely be easier than painting eggs at their age!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s