Marshmallow Fork

Overview of Activity

Make a homemade marshmallow toasting fork!

Equipment Needed

  • Long wooden dowel, broom handle, garden cane
  • Metal fork
  • Duct tape
  • Tin foil
  • Scissors


  1. We love these fabulous DIY marshmallow forks! Perfect for cooking your hot dogs, toasting marshmallows or cooking your smores!
  2. Take your metal fork and hold it at the top of your pole.
  3. Start by winding duct tape around the pole and the fork.
  4. Add enough duct tape to cover the handle of the fork.
  5. Run your hand over the tape to ensure its smooth, ensuring your fork is secure.
  6. Cut a piece of tin foil approximately 30cm long
  7. Wrap your tin foil around the duct tape, making sure it covers the wood at the top of the pole as well.
  8. Smooth the foil, then wrap your hands around the pole and smooth it to the pole.
  9. Your DIY Toasting Fork is now ready to use!
  10. To maintain your fork, you can re-wrap it with duct tape and foil when it starts to look a little worn.
You will need a metal fork, pole or stick, duct tape, foil and scissors.
Place the fork adjacent to the pole/stick and use the duct tape to fix them together.
Wrap the foil around the pole/stick and the tape and smooth down. Your fork is ready to use.

Risk Assessment

Leader in charge: Graeme

Hazard Identified/ Risks from it?Who is at
How are risks already controlled? What extra controls are needed?
Burns – Fire & oil All Don’t wear flammable clothing.
Have a fire bucket on hand in case you do burn yourself.
Don’t wear scarves, ties, lanyards or any loose clothing or jewellery and tie back long hair to
prevent from going in the fire.
Don’t leave the fire or pan with oil unattended.
Dirt/Mud ContaminationAllEnsure hands are washed thoroughly when an activity has caused them to get muddy or
dirty. Avoid touching face with dirty hands. Clean mud or dirt off items before using them.
Food allergiesAllBe careful of food allergies.
Food poisoningAllEnsure hands are clean.
Ensure surfaces are clean.
Ensure utensils are clean.
Glues and solvents,
Inhalation or injuries from
mistakes or misuse.
AllVentilate the area appropriately during use and consider using outdoors if appropriate.
Follow the manufacturer’s guidance for use.
Collect leftover glue, solvents, and other chemicals at the end of the activity.
Supervise young people when they’re using solvents and glues.
Adults brief young people on using the chemicals safely before use.
Heat sources, burns from mistakes or misuse.AllAdults should supervise young people when they are using hot items (such as glue guns, soldering irons, and irons).
Use heat sources in a defined area to restrict access.
An adult should brief young people on using the heat sources safely before they use them.
Rough wood / Wooden
Items? Risk of splinters or
blisters from handling
AllTell people to take care when cutting or snapping wood
Wear strong gloves if you have them, bear in mind that gloves may affect your grip.
Sharp items, Injuries from
mistakes or misuse.
AllAdult to supervise young people when they’re using sharp items.
Brief young people on using the sharp item safely before they use it.
Slips and trips – Wet
AllEnsure you are in an area where water can be cleaned up. Wear non-slip footwear.