DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

by Jodie Fitz

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 trudging through the woods for sticks!

These little roasters will wow your friends and be a conversation starter around the fire.  Here’s how to start your S’mores making family fun!

Supplies needed:

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 metal 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 metal intact that you can.  There will be a little metal 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.  

EXTRA:  Get creative with your electrical tape colors and designs!

Storing: When you are all done roasting, remove the single metal part 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 along with the marshmallow that’s left behind.  Simply wash with dish detergent and a scrub brush.

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, PICS graham crackers 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: Check out Sun Cups, which are nut free.