This year my son’s science challenge was to build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower capable of holding a chocolate egg – the tallest tower being the winner. I must say it’s a tricky, and sticky, job – and one that is made all the more difficult if you happen to like eating one of the building materials, which unfortunately both me and my son do. So all in all it was a bit of a race against time – because the longer we took the greater the temptation!
Anyway, we resisted long enough to build a 189cm tall tower, which luckily proved to be more than enough to win the science prize.
The diagram above shows you how I built my tower, I hope it’s helpful. I’ve also created a PDF instruction sheet, just click the download button below and print it out. Let me know how you get on, why not send me a pic of your creation?
1) Collectable instructions – includes additional hints and tips
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Building your own spaghetti and marshmallow tower makes a great kids activity and doesn’t have to be the preserve of science projects. If you need a bit more help, check-out the Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower in my new book.
It’s full of detailed (but fun) instructions, and “pro-dad” tips – to get a taste, watch the video below.
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