Holiday Tie Dye Marshmallows

Posted on Oct 26 2013 - 8:13pm by Susan Bewley


If you plan on doing any holiday entertaining this year, you may be thinking about adding a chocolate fountain to your menu. And if you are going to be using a chocolate fountain, you are most definitely going to need marshmallows…lots and lots of marshmallows! This holiday season, why not add a pop of color to your marshmallows with some good old fashion tie dying? With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your ordinary marshmallows something extraordinary!




Holiday Tie Dye Marshmallows Project

Large, white marshmallows
Red and green food coloring
Small bowls
Cupcake cups

tie dyed supplies

We were able to find all of these ingredients at our local discount store, so not only is this a festive recipe, but it is a frugal one as well.

1. Begin by adding 2 drops of food coloring to individual bowls.
2. Add ¼ cup of cool water to the bowls and mix well so the food coloring disperses.

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3. Place a toothpick into each marshmallow. This is what you will hold the marshmallow by when you dip it.
4. Now it is time to start dipping. Simply place the bottom portion of the marshmallow into the mixture and hold it for 5 seconds. You don’t need to hold it long for the color to take hold. If the color is lighter than you wish, just add another drop of coloring and mix again.

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5. Set the marshmallow onto a cupcake cup so the extra liquid can be absorbed.

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6. Begin a new marshmallow. You can choose to use a different color or dip the piece in a different direction. For our sample picture, we dipped some in horizontally and some in vertically.
7. Once your marshmallow is no longer dripping extra mixture, you can dip it in a second color. Do this by moving the toothpick to the opposite end and repeating the process, this time in a new color.
8. Set the marshmallow down in a new, clean cupcake cup so it can dry without mixing colors.tie dyed 59. Allow a good hour for your marshmallows to dry before using them. When you are ready to use them, just place them in a bowl for display or on skewers set in a vase so guests have easy access to them.

As you can see, these tie dye marshmallows make quite a colorful statement! You can do them in any color combination you wish, at any angle you wish, allowing you to get as creative as you wish! Give this simple DIY project a try and see what you can come up with. Your guests are sure to be impressed.

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Note: Special thanks to my friend Katie Femia from Premeditated Leftover for this awesome craft project and photos!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

75 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. md kennedy October 27, 2013 at 2:51 am - Reply

    So cool!  I can see doing this for other holidays as well, including July 4th, Valentines, and our upcoming Halloween.

  2. krystel October 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    thats really cool great post

  3. lisa October 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Cute. I never would have thought to do that. It does dress them up.

  4. Erin K. October 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    These are so cute.  It would be a great project for the kids…if they wouldn't eat all the marshmallows!

  5. Marcia Lee October 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    This recipe is a God-send. Have you heard of the Wordless Book? I was going to make jello squares in the colors of the wordless book.for a training class for After-school Bilble Club. Now I think I will do Holiday Tie Dye Marshmallows and add the yellow, blue & black. Thank you!

    • Susan Bewley October 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad I could help! Send us a picture when they are finished!

  6. Lisa Ehrman October 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Those are very cute, and not as hard to make as I thought they would be.  I'm always afraid to try new recipes.  So, thanks for sharing somthing easy!!!

  7. Samantha October 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I have a 2 year old that would think this is just amazing, let's just hope he doesn't end up with green and red hands 😉

  8. Sherry J October 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    So cool.Thanks for the post.

  9. Anita L October 28, 2013 at 5:17 am - Reply

    I love this idea and it's so very simple!  Not only could these be eaten, but they could be used in decorating.   Thank you!

  10. Lilly October 28, 2013 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Wow cool gonna have to try this for the holidays!!! Thank you.

  11. Maria Iemma October 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    They look so festive. I know the kids will love them.  I had not thought of a chocolate fountain but it is certainly a very good idea — although I do not have one so I will have to ask my sister if I can borrow hers.

  12. Evelyn Chuter October 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    This is the greatest. Everyone in my family Loves marshmellows, I have a pack of Lg. marshmellows in the cabinet now.  I am going to use this to decorate my marshmellows for Christmas. My family will Love it!!!  Thanks a lot for sharing.

  13. Linda Wheeler October 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    These are really cute, pretty! And fairly easy to do!

  14. Patricia Mohl October 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    What a simple idea and any age can participate,

  15. Carol Pyles October 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    These look so fun and easy to make, my son would ahve a blast making a mess making these LOL

  16. Becky S October 31, 2013 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    This is a cute and festive idea.

  17. Charity Cram November 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    So cute and easy…and can customize for different celebrations!

  18. Marti Smith November 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    These look so amazing. I so gotta try this with the kiddos!

  19. crystle tellerday November 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    those are cute

  20. carol prince November 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    love this idea i gotta try it with my kids

  21. YVETTE NEWMAN November 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm - Reply


  22. Judy Thompson November 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    theses look good

  23. jessica june hughes November 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    How cool! My kids would love to try them!

  24. ellen beck November 2, 2013 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Very cute idea and easy to do with children!

  25. Cara Miles November 2, 2013 at 1:03 am - Reply

    These are so cool. Can't wait to make them with my grandbabies 🙂


  26. carol marr November 2, 2013 at 4:43 am - Reply

    this would be fun with my grand daughter

  27. Rebeca K November 2, 2013 at 7:48 am - Reply

    What a great idea!! My 4yr old loves to paint so this will be a fun holiday tradition to start with her 🙂 Can't wait to try it!!

  28. mindy cole November 2, 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I love this idea great to do with my daughter and pretty for the Holiday we are so making these Thank you for sharing 

  29. ashlie elari November 2, 2013 at 9:54 am - Reply

    How cool we are going to have to do this my girls would have so much fun and love this! Thanks for the idea

  30. Sherry Eckman November 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    These are super cool! Thank you for sharing!

  31. Anna Johnson November 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Festive and fun!

  32. lana simanovicki November 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    these are easy and fun me and my kids are going to make these on family night thank you

  33. Lucy Lopez November 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    These are going to be fun to make with my kids. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Lisa K November 3, 2013 at 12:37 am - Reply

    This is a neat thing to do with marshmallows. I like the xmas colors and my kids will enjoy doing this.

  35. Jean Cox November 3, 2013 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    What a cute idea; who would have thought it would be so simple to add some festiveness (is that a word?)!

  36. Mary Mosier November 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Nice, very nice, will have to try this for sure 😀


  37. Faith November 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    This is a fantastic Idea!!! Thank you!!!!

  38. rochelle haynes November 6, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    great idea love to try this

  39. Carol L November 8, 2013 at 7:25 am - Reply

    This is such a great craft to do with the kids. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Carol L

  40. lisa November 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Very cute. You can decorate them as edible ornaments.

  41. Renee Ashley Hanna November 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    This is a great ideal. My son loves marshmellows. This will be a great treat for us to do together. Thanks for sharing this awesome ideal.

  42. Allyson Bossie November 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    What a super cute idea!  I want to make these for the kids!

  43. kristen visser November 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    this is such a neat idea!! i was looking for something the kids would love for quick holidays treats. this is perfect 🙂

  44. Nena Sinclair November 9, 2013 at 5:37 am - Reply

    These are so cool! I'm going to make these with my grandchildren! It will be so much fun!  Thanks for the great idea!

  45. Wendy T November 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Those are so cute, and look easy enough to make – which is good for me. I can just see them as festive table adornments this year. 

  46. Vanessa Wille November 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Whoah!  This is too cool!  I have a three year old, and I bet he would love helping me in the kitchen with these.  That is, of course, he doesn't eat them first.  : )

  47. Jen Rodrigues November 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    So cool. What a great little idea for christmas and to make with the little ones. Thanks for posting. 

  48. Diana Scholz November 14, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    So cute, I will definitley be doing this!!!

  49. Ashley Miller November 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    My girls are going to have so much fun making these! Saving for later! =) Thanks for sharing!!

  50. Jennifer Speed November 19, 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    This is a very cool idea and great for little children.

  51. pam hunt November 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Im gonna make these one year I strung mini marshamllows on the tree in lieu of popcorn!!!-

  52. Paula Weintraut November 22, 2013 at 1:12 am - Reply

    What a great Idea! you've thought of everything Christmas marshmellows Having fun!

  53. Sandra McFadden November 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    What an awesome idea…………you could stack them to make a tree in just green and then use the shaped marshmallows that they put out of christmas to decorate or use the mini ones for garland.

  54. Angel Heaven Lee November 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    hahaha!  Awesome!  That looks so simple and kids will love it!

  55. demetria mendez November 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    what a cool idea. we do cookies every year and this is something the kids can do then put inside hot chocolate.  i know my kids love things like paint

  56. Sharon G November 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    What a great idea!  I love it, and it's something my 3 yr old granddaughter can have fun helping me do too.  Thanks for the post  🙂

  57. Erin from Long Island November 26, 2013 at 12:10 am - Reply

    very cut! i wonder if it would work with natural dyes?

  58. Tiffany R November 26, 2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    This is such a cute idea. It would be fun for kids parties and other holidays too!

  59. Jaafar November 28, 2013 at 8:32 am - Reply

    This looks so yummy! My daughter would love this. Thanks for sharing. Hope I get it right! 🙂

  60. Steven Pounds November 29, 2013 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    This is super cute! But I think with little kids this could give me green and red counters and kids for a week!!!

  61. lisa lo November 30, 2013 at 1:00 am - Reply

    This is a good idea.  I'd like to see my son's reaction when he sees these marshmallows so colorful.

  62. Toni Cosgrove December 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    These are so cool. I was thinking of  doing them and then diping one side in chocolate nd roll that in crushed peppermint candies..woud be so great for hot chocolate..ummy

  63. Dionne Dean December 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Those look amazing! Looks like it takes a lot of patience, but well worth it!

  64. Kristelle December 12, 2013 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Adorable and so easy and festive!!

  65. Christina Strapp December 13, 2013 at 12:05 am - Reply

    These are really cute and very easy to do! Have to find a way to add chocolate!

  66. kimberly bhatti December 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    oh my gosh these are just too cute!! my kids would love to make these

  67. Shannon May 22, 2014 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    These are so fun! Thank you for sharing.

  68. Shari Kalous November 1, 2014 at 12:14 am - Reply

    OMG! Ive seen a lot of things but never this one! LOL This is so cool! My grand kids LOVE marshmallows! Im going to have to do this for them, TY! Always looking for grand baby pleasers!

  69. Shelby O. November 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    My nieces would love this! I’ll use this as one of our advent calendar crafts.

  70. Sarah Matos November 17, 2014 at 11:56 am - Reply

    My girls would love these! Keeping this in mind for the upcoming holidays.

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