This July Fourth, make sure to add this Easy Marshmallow Shooter to your list of activities for the kids. This DIY Marshmallow Launcher combines a cup, a balloon and many laughs.
Easy Marshmallow Shooter
For obvious reasons, the Fourth of July is always big in our home location of Washington, D.C. Since having the younger kids, however, we do not always get out together in the evening for the big fire works. One of us goes leaving the other home with the kids. It’s a balance as finding a babysitter on July 4th isn’t really an option. Every time it is my turn to get out with the kids, I get tears in my eyes. Nothing makes you more patriotic than watching fireworks with the National Monument(s) in the background. The years that I stay home with the younger kids, however, the warm feeling of the holiday disappears. It’s just another “day.” To involve the younger kids this year, and still have some holiday fun at home, we created these Marshmallows Shooters.
Add this to your list of Summer Bucket Items and Upcycled Crafts. All it takes is a toilet paper roll, scrap paper and a balloon. Of course you will need marshmallows, use the extra marshmallows to create these Seasonal Rice Krispies Treats.
Marshmallow Launcher Supplies:
- Toilet paper rolls
- Scrapbook paper (we used red and white stripe)
- Balloons (we used blue)
- Rubber bands
- Glue stick
Each toilet paper roll and balloon makes one shooter.
To create these shooters honestly takes a matter of minutes. The hardest part is getting the perfect cut of scrap paper and gluing it on the toilet paper roll!
Easy Marshmallow Shooter Directions:
First, cut the striped scrapbook paper to fit around the toilet paper roll and glue into place.
Tie a knot in the bottom of a balloon (not inflated).
Next, cut off the top (round part) off the balloon.
Wrap the open end of the balloon around the bottom of the toilet paper roll and secure with a rubber band.
To use, place a marshmallow in the shooter and pull the knotted end back. Let go of the balloon to shoot the marshmallow out.
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Take a look at our Red White and Blue Printables for July Fourth, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day. Pin to Pinterest.
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