Magic Marshmallow Paint

Having a pet unicorn is just as it sounds…. magical. Sprinkles, teaches me all sorts of super fun things from her “hometown” in the Cotton Candy Kingdom. Recently I posted a project called Hot Chocolate Paint. If you have not tried it already, you totally should! In it, I shared what paints are made from in the Cotton Candy Kingdom. I love that Sprinkles grew up painting with candies. I asked her it we could try out her recipe for white paint, as I had a a couple packs of Jet-Puffed Marshmallows at our house. She told me that we could make a whole pant set out of marshmallows because it’s a white base and we could add our own colors. I was sold.

I think the best part about these paints (besides the face that they smell amazing and are edible) is that when they dry, they harden up and make your paper feel like a hard candy. It’s so cool! You should try them out ad see for yourself!

Here’s what you’ll need:


(We used both large & mini marshmallows.. I found mini to be better because they’re easier to measure)


Light Corn Syrup

Food Coloring

Craft Sticks


Let’s get started!

1.) Put 1.5 cups of marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds. The marshmallows will expand (it’s really cool actually).

2.) Add 1/4 cup of water to your microwaved marshmallows and stir well. Put your delicious smelling mixture in the microwave again for 30 more seconds.

3.) Add 3 table spoons of light corn syrup to the marshmallow water mixture and stir well. Then place back into the microwave again for 30 seconds.

4.) Stir your mixture until all of the marshmallows are melted and mixed well with the corn syrup.
Once melted and mixed all the way through, pour your marshmallow mix into different containers. I used little disposable condiment cups that I found at Walmart.

5.) Use about 5-6 drops of desired food coloring in each container and mix together with a craft stick.


6.) Paint!  (If your paints are still hot, let them cool for a moment… our cooled off very quickly.)

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I found that these paint work better in the abstract department. I used a little  technique to get some really cool designs. I simply dipped my crafting stick into the paints and either dripped dots or made streaks all over my paper. Then using the flat edge of a crafting stick, scraped across the paper and through the marshmallow so made all sorts of fun rainbow patterns and designs.

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Viola! Aren’t they beautiful? I let them dry all night and it did the trick.

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It’s fun and actually pretty therapeutic if any of you parents would like to participate with your kiddos. I am giving you permission to play with your food. Go wild!

Love, Nickey 


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