::An Summer Project for Guys::
My son learned how to make marshmallow shooter guns on a You Tube video and wanted to give it a try. It was great fun and we highly recommend making one! They are more fun around here than video games...and that's saying ALOT!
We are making 2 marshmallow shooters so we need double the supplies. These are all that's needed to make the basic shooter. Cost for 2 shooters was under $5.00.
But they wanted to paint them, too. And they wanted laser pointers on them, too...
4 cans of spray paint (that works on plastic) $18 and 2 laser pointers (Target, flashlight section) $20.00
Cut the pipe into one 7" tube, and three 3" tubes. There are easy tools for cutting PVC pipe, but we went with what we had:
Sand the edges afterwards. Then assemble the shooter as shown, they all fit together easily. Paint them up to your liking and duct tape a laser pointer to the barrel of the shooter.
After you load the ammo into the top tube, you just blow into the tube and out come the marshmellows. Pow!
They've been playing with these non stop. Part of the "cool" factor (in my eyes) is that they made them themselves, ya know? Course, we have mini marshmallows all over the backyard...and you aren't going to give me any grief about that either. K? They do pick them up and don't fuss about it, so far anyway. It's all worth it!
At the beginning of the summer they wanted air soft guns (a family down the street owns a shop full of them--ugh) and that just wasn't gonna happen. They are really diggin these though! They even work better than the marshmallow shooters we bought at the upscale toy store last summer... and these have a LASER.
Pow Pow Yum. Edible ammo, gotta love it.
(As an afterthought, we'd leave the paint off the very top of the shooter where your mouth goes...for obvious reasons. We put duct tape there after photos were taken.)