Thursday, December 18, 2008

Marshmallow Shooters

Chris made these marshmallow shooters for the older boys this weekend, and they're a lot of fun. He made them using these instructions.

It's a pretty simple concept. You make them with a length of PVC pipe that you cut into specific lengths and use joiners and caps to put all of the pieces together.

When you're done, you put a marshmallow into the gun and blow. The harder you blow, the further they go. You can shoot them at least 20 feet. Since the bullets are marshmallows, you can shoot other people, which Chris demonstrated to the boys by shooting me.

I'd highly recommend these for all families with boys between the ages of 3 and 15. Older boys can make their own, of course. The one caveat is that younger ones to do need to be monitored with them. Our boys have a tendancy to take a deep breath in with the guns in their mouths, sucking the marshmallows out of their guns and into their mouths. It could be a potential choking hazzard. Baby Roo likes to wonder around the yard and pick up all of the sticky, used bullets.

1 comment:

Beth B. Perkins said...

Hey, I just spent 20 bucks buying one for Caleb! I didn't know you could make it. If it's a big hit, I will get the instructions from you and get Skeeter to make a few more for the rest of the boys. Trinity would probably like one too. I bet your boys had a blast! How sweet of Chris to make them.