"Moss" Marshmallows, Edible Terrariums and Bugs, Bugs, BUGS!
Each summer in our house, we like to have a Bug and Garden week. Though bug-catching is a stalwart standard, I always try to switch up things just a bit. Last year we made moss marshmallows for an edible terrarium activity, created a family of lady bugs and even planted a Venus fly trap! Join me today as I share our activities!
This edible terrarium activity is a project inspired by Jenn at Rook 17's terrariums. She makes the cutest little mushrooms for her Woodland Cake Terrarium version -- check it out HERE! For our project, I wanted the moss rocks to be large and flat, so I used the "smore" marshmallows.
I layered chocolate yogurt and ground pecans in my edible terrarium jars for "dirt."
Then added marshmallows and some fun miniatures that the "fairies" left behind when their gardening was complete.
- Marshmallows, Yogurt and Pecans.
- White sugar.
- Wilton Food Coloring.
- Jars or Mini-Jars.
- Wilton Edible Markers.(optional)
- Craft Knife Set. (optional)
Add about 1 cup of sugar to a plastic baggie. A little goes a LONG way with the professional Wilton food coloring, so add just the tip of a teaspoon to start and add more if needed.
These little quilted jars were perfect for the miniature edible terrarium versions for the boys.
I let them use edible markers and craft knives to create "bugs" for their mini edible terrarium jars.
(That knife set is under $3!)
Here is a little orange fella one of the boys made with lightning bolts for antennaes.
We also made stories using this tub of bug stickers as writing prompts: