• Vicki Manning

Marshmallow ghosts on a string game


We all know that party classic doughnuts on a string, where you have to gobble them up with your hands tied behind your back. We made a Halloween version, with some marshmallow ghosts and it was SO FUN.


Marshmallow ghosts on a string game

All you will need for this spooky take on a classic are:


- Giant marshmallows (you can use regular ones but we found it easier to get hold of the big ones)

- An edible marker pen (we love our pen from Rainbow Dust)

- White thread or wool

- Broomstick or broom handle.


Marshmallows, pen and string on yellow tablecloth

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Separate out some white marshmallows and use your edible pen to draw features on. Aim to make at least one marshmallow per player (for obvious hygiene reasons!).


Drawing ghost faces on marshmallows

You will need to draw the features on gently, as pressing too firm will drag the marshmallow.


Giant marshmallows with ghost faces drawn on

Take your marshmallows and use thread to tie them to your broom handle (or witch's broomstick)


Marshmallow ghosts hanging from broom handle

Now for the fun bit - suspend the broomstick in the air and invite the players to grab a mallow with their mouth. It's pretty tricky but if you go for them with your teeth it can be done!


Boy grabbing marshmallow ghost with his mouth

Younger players may cheat a bit with their hands, but that's ok, it's all part of the fun.


Giant marshmallows

For more Halloween fun, check out our list of 30+ of the BEST ideas for celebrating Halloween at home.


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