Gumdrop Architecture

What You Need:

  • A bag of gumdrops
  • A box of toothpicks


  1. Start out with a foundation of gumdrops, and build up from there!
  2. Use the toothpicks to poke into the gumdrops at each intersection of toothpicks, to hold the structure together.
  3. Make squares, cubes, pyramids, triangles, anything you like!


Instead of gumdrops, you can use balls of clay or mini marshmallows. Each of these will dry to make a solid structure.


Which shapes make stronger structures? Make a bridge out of different shapes and see which one can hold heavier objects. This could make a good science project!