. Ice cream bucket/round container (for making the giant marshmallow shapes)
. Snow shovel (for mounding snow together to make scooping into the bucket easier)
. Water spray bottle (for spraying the walls)
. Large bucket of water, probably best kept in the garage (for refilling the spray bottle)
. Two to four boards, each board 1 inch x 8 inches and each 3 to 4 feet long
(These boards are optional for those who would like to have doorways with a lintel or "roof" over each.
We outfitted only two of our doorways with lintels because we had only two boards.)
. About 25 "manhours" (three boys worked after school on Friday and again on Saturday)
Step 1: Making Marshmallow Building Blocks
After you have packed the bucket well, wipe the top until level. Invert the bucket and release the marshmallow (you may have to shake the bucket a bit to cause the marshmallow block to release). Voila! You have a marshmallow building block. If the marshmallow block does not release from the bucket, either your snow is too wet or you have packed a bit too tightly.