DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks are easy to make and fun to use. Making this activity is a great way to craft with the kids and wow your friends at the next campfire. S’mores are always memorable and the perfect summer treat.
DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
Love S’mores? We do! Always looking for a roasting stick? We are! Or, we were until we learned how to make DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks from hangers and we have been transformed ever since!
They are easy to make, the kids will love making this craft activity and they will make your next campfire simple; no drudging through the woods for sticks!
These little roasters will wow your friends and be a bit of conversation. Here’s how we start our S’more family fun!
- Wire Hanger(s) with the cardboard tube at the bottom
- Electrical Tape
- Duct Tape (optional)
- Wire Snips
Step 1: Using the wire snips separate the medal part of the hanger from the cardboard tube by clipping as close to the tube as possible. You want to keep as much of the medal intact that you can. There will be a little medal hook left behind in the cardboard tube. Sometimes this pops out, sometimes you have to clip the cardboard (see the video for more on this step).
Step 2: Straighten the hanger hook as much as possible.
Step 3: Insert the straightened hook part of the wire hanger into the cardboard tube. The portion of the hanger with the prongs will be exposed and coming out of the tube; ultimately they will be your marshmallow roasters.
Step 4: Cover the cardboard tube with electrical tape to protect it from the fire!
Step 5: If desired, add a little portion of duct tape at the bottom of the tube, this simply allows us to remember who the stick belongs to.
More on making DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks:
EXRA: Get creative with your electrical tape colors and designs!
Storing: When you are all done roasting, remove the medal from the cardboard tube, squeeze the open prongs together and insert them into the tube for storage until you’re ready for a future roast.
Washing: I let the sticks cool and the marshmallow that’s left behind. Simply wash with dish detergent and a scrub brush, it comes right off.
How we make our S’mores:
We love a traditional S’more with a roasted marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate bar, but we have discovered and love a few other flavors as well. Here are a few ingredients to pick up next time you are at your local Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarket to make and try. Experimenting with S’more flavors makes for great fireside conversation with friends and adds that extra touch family fun; it’s all about making memories.
- Roasted marshmallow, graham cracker and Reese’s peanut butter cup.
- Roasted marshmallow, chocolate graham crackers and either Ghirardelli Mint Chocolate Squares or Peppermint Patties.
- Roasted marshmallow, honey graham cracker and Ghirardelli Caramel Chocolate Squares.
- Roasted Marshmallow, honey graham cracker and Ghirardelli Raspberry Chocolate Squares.
Gluten Free: Check out Kinnikinnick S’morealbes Graham Crackers.
Nut Free: Sun Cups they are nut free.
Want more S’mores Summer Fun? Check out my S’more Freeze Pops. They are deliciously easy to make for an afternoon cool down!
I was visiting the Williams K. Sanders Library in Loudonville this summer to make frozen yogurt with the community and my Price Chopper/Market 32 Kids Cooking Club travels where I met librarian Beth Bomba. She taught me how to make DIY marshmallow roasting sticks. Thanks Beth for a FABULOUS share we are still making and love our homemade marshmallow roasting sticks nine years later!