MARSHMALLOW DAISIES

May 7 2014

by Lydia Menzies

I love seeing daisies popping up along the sides of the road on these beautiful spring days that we are having! I think a marshmallow daisy is the perfect way to usher in the sweetness of spring- and these little flowers make a great Mother’s Day idea. The kids can easily make a bouquet for Mom! Read on to see how easy they are to make…

I made these with a group of children to go in a cup of strawberries. The flowers look cute popping up from a cup- it looks just like a flower pot! You can make these on a cookie base if you want a flat surface. I made these with 2 marshmallows- but there are lots of possibilities. Read on for directions on making…

TO MAKE THE FLOWERS/DAISIES YOU WILL NEED…

1. TWO MARSHMALLOWS PER FLOWER

2. A SMALL CANDY FOR EACH CENTER (I used large candy buttons, but you can use Skittles, M&M’s, etc.)

3. A LOLLIPOP STICK FOR STEM

4. RIBBON FOR BOW

5. KITCHEN SCISSORS

1. THE FIRST STEP IS TO USE A MARSHMALLOW AS A BASE.

2. USING THE 2ND MARSHMALLOW AND SCISSORS (use caution- this is obviously better for the adults to do), CUT THE MARSHMALLOW INTO “PETALS”. I USUALLY GET 5 PETALS FROM ONE MARSHMALLOW.

WHEN YOU CUT THE MARSHMALLOWS, THE PETALS FORM AUTOMATICALLY.

3. USING THE STICKY PART (the middle of the petals), ATTACH THE PETALS TO THE BASE MARSHMALLOW.

4. PRESS THE CANDY CENTER INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOWER.

5. ADD A LOLLIPOP STICK. SERVE IMMEDIATELY (we served ours with strawberries). ENJOY!

A FEW HELPFUL HINTS…

The marshmallow petals are very sticky. Hold them by the edges and then press the sticky middle to the base marshmallow. It may take a couple of tries for the kids to get the hang of it. I also use waxed paper to make them on so that the marshmallows don’t stick.

If the kitchen scissors get too sticky while cutting petals, wash and dry them.

I used to make these with my 2nd grade classes at Mother’s Day. We would bake sugar cookies on a stick and frost them in pretty colors. We would then put the marshmallow petals on top of the icing to create the flower. They were lovely and fun! Mom’s loved getting a “flower” from their children! These make a sweet treat at place settings, too. A great Mother’s Day surprise or birthday party idea!

I hope you enjoy!!

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Lydia Menzies has always been known for her creative flair and love of the tiniest details. She can make the most mundane affair one to remember! She loves a good play-on-words and a unique party theme. Lydia also loves to spoil her guests and is known for searching hard for the perfect party favors! Anything she touches just seems to have a “little extra something special” to it. Lydia expresses her creative party-planning passion through The Party Wagon…a place to be inspired to add a small (or large) dose of fun to everyday living.

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