These Fourth of July patriotic marshmallow shooters are so much fun to make! Our nations Independence Day is coming up soon, and this is one of our favorite fourth of July ideas for kids!
The Fourth of July is a wonderful U.S. holiday, and the perfect time to celebrate with family and friends. If you are having, or attending, a party this July 4th, make these adorable patriotic marshmallow star shooters! These red white and blue crafts are the perfect Fourth of July craft, centerpiece, and decorations. Kids love to help make them, then of course, eat them!
Fourth of July Patriotic Marshmallow Star Shooters
You will need:
- 1 bag Kraft Jet-puffed StarMallows (6 stars per skewer)
- 10-inch wooden skewer sticks
- red, white and blue sugar crystals
To start making these Fourth of July patriotic marshmallow star shooters, rinse your skewer sticks under the faucet and set aside on a paper towel to dry. You will need 2 of each color marshmallow per stick, 6 total. I made 6 shooters, so I used 36 Kraft Star marshmallows, 12 of each color.
Take your pink marshmallows and lightly dampen them is a shallow bowl of water. Be sure the entire surface is touched. DAMP is the key word here. Roll them around in the red sprinkles until completely covered. Set aside. You will do the same with the white stars in the white sprinkles, and the blue stars will go into the blue sprinkles. Like I had to tell you that… you got this!
NOTE: For our red white and blue crafts, I recommend starting with one color and doing all of the marshmallows at once. My son stained a few of the stars, he was double dipping and picking up white marshmallows after handling the red ones. Rinse your hands and the dipping bowl between colors.
When all of your stars are properly sugared, it’s time to put it all together! Start with the blue, then white, then red, slowly pushing the pointed end of the stick through the middle of each marshmallow. Be sure to leave a little space, about 2 inches, at the bottom of the skewer stick to hold on to. Repeat. You’ve just finished your first Fourth of July Patriotic Marshmallow Star Shooter!
These Fourth of July patriotic marshmallow star shooters were a lot of fun to make and taste even better. This edible patriotic craft can double as decoration, too. You can display these flat on a tray, or in a jar as I did. Hope you enjoyed this red white and blue crafts, have a great 4th of July party!