Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Marshmallow Shooters

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I have been wanting to make these marshmallow shooters forever!  I would often see them at carnivals or boutiques and could never bring myself to purchase them because I knew I could make one myself for so much cheaper!
This summer I finally did it!  I broke down and made them.
It was kind of one of those slap your forehead kind of moments, when I realized exactly how easy these were to make.  You can google Marshmallow shooters and find all sorts of complicated ways to make these, but I decided to stick with simple.  All you need is 1/2" PVC pipe and your fittings: 2 elbows, 1 "T" and 1 end cap.  I spent just over $6 and made 4 shooters with a little pipe to spare.  Not too shabby for less than $2 per gun!
And, my Father in law has this magical pipe cutter that ratchets up and cuts the pipe in a jiffy!  It only took me about 15 minutes to cut the pipe and assemble all the guns.
The kids are loving them, and we even discovered that they will shoot the mini pom poms you can find at craft stores, so I don't have to worry about stale marshmallows hiding all over my house. (although I'm sure I will be finding mini pom poms everywhere. ;) )
My 2 year old can even work her very own shooter- so she gets included in the fun!  They had a great time using Grandpa as target practice!
So what have you done lately that you're kicking yourself for putting off?  I have so many things on my list- I should just get busy doing stuff already. ;)

DIY under $5


Rachel said...

I love it! I actually bought one for my nephew a couple years ago. Now I realize I could have saved a bunch.

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

Bwhaha.. when I saw the title on my reader, I thought it was going to be some marshmallow tasty goodness..

And it is..just not what I thought ;o)
I'll have to make one for my toddler! Maybe I can teach her to aim into my mouth...lol

Kristie said...

Thanks, I need to make some of these for my hubby and two girls. And then buy some pom poms, that is a great idea!

Kara said...

My boys love these! One of the scout leaders a couple years ago showed the boys how to make their own, so I didn't have to do it. Score!

Kadie said...

My dad made these once for a family reunion. It was a lot of fun for all 50 of us to run around shooting each other. I have to say that I love your blog. You have some Cute things!! I am a new follower. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Meredith said...

My father in-law made a bunch of these for everyone several years back. We discovered that after a while there gets to be saliva buildup in there which makes the marshmallows sticky! Kinda gross, but kinda fun to shoot at people! We're kids at heart :)

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Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

So cool that you made your own, Amy. I see these on the pier in Maine every summer, and they aren't cheap. Such a neat idea!

Sarah Lou said...

i made this a few years ago with my boys - dont worry about the marshmallows going stale - they got all slobbery from my then 4 year olds blowing skills! very very gross

Anonymous said...

These are so much fun! I can't believe it only cost $2! Amazing!

Michelle said...

We bought a couple of marshmallow shooters for my father in law for a fun Christmas present. Not gonna tell you how much we paid. Should have made some. :) Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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