Do your social studies standards include studying the indigenous peoples of the Arctic region? A fun way to celebrate their fascinating culture is to do an igloo craft. This post will take you step-by-step through a simple process in making marshmallow igloos. Enjoy!

Materials Needed:

  • 1 plate
  • 1 popsicle stick
  • tape
  • scissors
  • 1 disposable plastic or styrofoam bowl
  • 1 disposable plastic or styrofoam cup
  • 1 bag of miniature marshmallows
  • 1 can of white frosting (not whipped)
  • foil (optional)
  • glitter (optional to sprinkle on for snow)


Step 1: Cut the cup vertically in half.

Step 2: Cut off the bottom of the cup along with an additional inch.

Step 3: Place the bowl over the cup (both faced down) and trace the outline of the cup opening.

Step 4: Cut the line you traced on the bowl.

Step 5: Place the bowl back over the cup and pull it halfway out for the igloo entrance.

Step 6: If needed, cut the cup more to make it lay flat.

Step 7: Optional – Place foil over the plate to cover any designs on the plate.

Step 8: Tape the two pieces together on the outside.

Step 9: Use a popsicle stick to frost the igloo and place the marshmallows close together. Start at the bottom (closest to the plate) and work your way up the igloo. Only frost a small portion at a time. It may harden and not stick to the marshmallow.

Step 10: Let it dry!


Waaahhhhlllaaaa! Display the igloos for all to see!



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