Friday, November 26, 2010

Marshmallow Gun how to

 Making a marshmallow gun is a fun easy project. We saw these at a craft fair for $12.00.  We made two of them for about $3.00 each.  This  gun shoots mini marshmallows and is made from 1/2" PVC pipe.  You can buy the supplies at any hardware store.  Buy an eight or 10 foot section of 1/2" PVC pipe, at least three "T" connectors and at least three caps for each gun.

The PVC pipe can be cut with a hack saw.  In this picture you can see a Dremmel Tool with a cut off wheel, we used it because it cuts faster. 

We made a 7" piece, a 5" piece and five 5" pieces.  The pieces just slide together and you can arrange them how you want to make a general gun shape.  The pieces aren't glued together, that way you can take it apart to store the gun, rearrange it's look and can get into it if a marshmallow gets stuck.

 Load a marshmallow into the back of the gun and blow hard.

The marshmallows go pretty far, it's amazingly accurate and the soft little sugar puffs sting pretty good.  If your kids have poor aim, and/or poor judgement, use some eye protection.