Every night before Stanley (You know Stanley, don’t you? Adorable hat-wearing hamster? Great with colors and machines?) goes to bed, he has supper and a bath.

But what is Stanley the Builder’s favorite food? William Bee hasn’t personally confirmed, but I’m pretty sure it’s…

marshmallow buildings!


Pantry items make great indoor toys! Build a 3-D house or tepee with pretzel sticks and marshmallows: http://www.parents.com/fun/activities/indoor/kids-indoor-games-activities/?socsrc=pmmpin122012wwfPretzelMarshmallowToy
Photo via Parents.com

Grab your favorite early reader and head to the kitchen for this Storytime Snack!

via joyfulabode.com


  • 1 bag of pretzel sticks
  • 1 bag of large marshmallows
  • 1 can of colorful frosting (optional)
  • 1 bag of M&M’s or other small candies (optional)


  1. Decide what you’re going to build. Will it be a house, like Stanley built for Myrtle? Or, will you make a spaceship? A skyscraper? Something completely new?
  2. Insert each pretzel stick into a marshmallow.
  3. Go on connecting until your masterpiece is finished!
  4. If you’re feeling fancy, use frosting to attach M&M’s, gumdrops, or other small candies for decoration!