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Marshmallow Igloo Craft

Marshmallow Igloo Craft

Of all the world’s dwellings the igloo is
surely the most intriguing. Hi, this is Joelle Meijer. Why not create a little igloo with simple
materials? You mainly need a styrofoam, plastic or cardboard
bowl, a cardboard tube, mini marshmallows and white glue. Begin by drawing a semicircle on a bowl or
a cup to create the opening of the igloo. To better estimate the opening of the igloo,
trace around one half of the tube. Cut out the entrance of the igloo with small
scissors. Then cut a section of the cardboard tube to
create the entrance of the igloo. In my case, I took a little more than half
the diameter of the tube to have a large enough entrance and I cut
a length of about 5 cm (or 2 inches). Glue the piece of tube in the arch you created
in the bowl. I glued the tube with the glue gun to go faster. If you glue the half tube with white glue,
let the glue dry. You now have the structure of the igloo. Glue the igloo itself onto a paper plate or
a round piece of construction paper. This is a project that requires a lot of white
glue and having a base avoids putting white glue
everywhere, it will stay on the base. The other advantage is that the entrance of
the igloo will better keep the shape of a small tunnel. To give the impression of blocks of snow,
you can use mini marshmallows. Apply white glue on the tunnel using a wooden
stick. Then glue marshmallows in tidy rows on the
contour of the tunnel. Do the same with the bowl. Apply white glue
to the bottom of the bowl and then glue a row of marshmallows. Move up the bowl with white glue and marshmallows
to represent the blocks of snow that Inuits would use to build their igloos. Snow is used to make igloos because the air
pockets trapped in the snow insulate the igloo from the cold outside. Even if the temperature is very cold outside
the igloo, inside temperature can reach up to 15˚ C
(60˚ F) and that allows people to live protected from
the cold weather outside. If you do not have marshmallows, you can paint
the bowl and the tube with white paint and then draw lines with a black marker to represent
the blocks of snow. You can also replace the white glue with royal
icing. That icing is as effective as glue. Here is a smaller version of the igloo made
with a piece of a styrofoam cup. You can use this project to talk about the
Inuits, their culture and their environment. To print the illustrated instructions of the
igloo, click on the link below the video!

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26 thoughts on “Marshmallow Igloo Craft

  1. This is an awesome video, πŸ˜€ Im definatly subbing, i will try to visit your channel regularly from now on πŸ˜€ if you can do visit my channel! That would be awesome!! πŸ˜€ Until next time and keep up the great videos! Peace

  2. It would be great if we could download the written instructions without having to become a member of the site. I tried subscribing and it won't let me register. So I am SOL. Frustrating.

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