Create a fun, safe and inexpensive toy with just a few home improvement store supplies. A Marshmallow Shooter!
Hey Creative Ramblings readers! It’s Sydney from Tastefully Frugal back with you again to share a quick and easy toy that any kid will love! You may remember last month I shared 52 Days of Summer, free printables and ideas for keeping kids busy during the summer months. One of the items on our list was to make marshmallow shooters. My nephew made these for Rohrl, my oldest, for his birthday this year and we have loved playing with them. The only problem is when friends come over they want to play too and we didn’t have enough to go around.
That’s not a problem anymore. With just a few supplies from the plumbing section of our home improvement store and a couple minutes time we had enough made for all the kids to play. My favorite part was the cost; for less than $5 we made 5 guns. That’s less than $1 per gun; and if you don’t know by now frugal is my middle name :) Check out the steps below to create your own Marshmallow Shooters.
1/2″ thick PVC pipe- you will need 1 foot for every gun (found in the plumbing or sprinkler section of your home improvement store)
2 90° elbows
1 end cap
1-Cut PVC pipe into two 3″ pieces and three 2″ pieces.
2-Attach the 3″ pieces to the two upper sides of the T-Joint.
3-Attach a 2″ piece to the lower side of the T-Joint.
4-Attach end cap to 2″ piece connected to T-Joint.
5-Attach one elbow to 3″ piece on the right side of the T-Joint.
6-Attach a 2″ piece to the other side of the elbow.
7-Attach second elbow to the other end of the 2″ piece.
8-Attach last 2″ piece out the other end of the elbow.
Grab a bag of mini marshmallows and have fun!
What are you doing to keep the kids busy this summer?
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