Spaghetti and marshmallow structures

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Hello, it's lovely to meet you, I'm a robot, and my name is Max.

I'm going to share an activity with you, but first a few safety facts.

Follow the instructions I’ve written, and if you get stuck then please ask.

I’m happy to help, just send me a mail, I do love a puzzling task.


Warning:

Sometimes a task might be dangerous, so you really have to take care.

Please promise you won’t play around with this stuff, unless an adult is there.


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You will need:

  • 1 x Large bag of marshmallows
  • 1 x Packet of spaghetti

Instructions:

  1. Open the bag of marshmallows.

  2. Try not to eat them all yet.

  3. Open the bag of spaghetti.

  4. We need it dry, so don’t get it wet.

  5. Push a piece straight through the marshmallow.

  6. It’s easy to snap, so take care.

  7. Build yourself a giant structure, that towers up into the air.

Further ideas:

Can you vary the structure to add strength?

Will diagonal struts make it strong?

Are some shapes wobblier than others?

Should the spaghetti be short or kept long?


Don't forget to share a photo of your spaghetti and marshmallow structure on our Facebook page. We'd love to see it.

Max