We made these marshmallow shooters for my younger step-brothers a few years ago, and they were a hit. Rather than just giving them the guns and some marshmallows (or pompoms for indoor play), we also include paint and foam brushes so that they could camouflage them as well.
That year, as the rest of us opened presents, they ran around our house shooting pompoms at each other, and it’s one of my favorite Christmas memories!
- 1/2″ PVC pipe (15-”21″ per gun)
- 2 elbows
- 2 end caps
- 2 T joints
- black spray paint
- camouflage paint (optional)
- mini marshmallows or pompoms
Cut 1/2″ PVC pipe into the following lengths:
- large gun: (2) 5″ lengths for the handles, (2) 3″ lengths for the middle connectors, (1) 2″ length for the mouthpiece connector, (1) 7″ length for the barrel
- small gun: (2) 4″ lengths for the handles, (2) 2″ lengths for the middle connectors, (1) 2″ length for the mouthpiece connector,, (1) 5″ length for the barrel
Connect the pieces following the plan above.
Spray paint the gun.
Put marshmallows or pompoms in bags and package with each gun.
Note: You may want to include safety goggles as well!
- Give a marshmallow gun kit as a gift and let the recipient build their own gun.
- Create your own plans with a single handholds, multiple mouthpieces for rapid firing, etc.
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|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way and the co-author of All in Good Time, as well as a wife and the homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|