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Marshmallow Caterpillar

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child, parent

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Parties and Celebrations


This puffy little creature is a great way to teach little ones how to count.

Even the littlest bakers can have fun in the kitchen making this edible insect!

What You’ll Need

  • 10 large marshmallows
  • White cake frosting
  • 2 brown mini M&Ms®
  • Black liquorice lace

Spread a thin layer of frosting on the short sides of each marshmallow. Help your child to “glue” them together in a line. Count each one as you connect them.

To make the caterpillar’s head: Dab a small amount of frosting on the front of the marshmallow and gently press two M&M®s where the eyes should go. Insert two short pieces of the liquorice to use as the antennae.