Science Fun Summer Craft: Marshmallow Shooter

May 17, 2012
By: Angela McConville, Greenville, SC Publisher
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Angela McConville, Greenville, SC Publisher
This is a really simple craft that leaves your mini macaroni with a fun toy to enjoy after! It's a marshmallow/pom pom shooter!

What you need:
2 plastic cups
1 balloon
marshmallows and/or pom poms

What you do:
Stack the 2 plastic cups and cut them about a third of the way down. (I used 2 for sturdiness. If you have a surdier cup, one will probably do)

Tie your balloon and cut the (non-tied) end.

Your shooter will look like this:

Place the marshmallow or pom pom on the inside, pull back the balloon and shoot!

Have your say


1) Cathy said:
O.K., this looks like it would be a lot of fun. I'm not real crafty so I have a question. Is it hard to keep the balloon on or is it secured in some way? Thanks! Cat
3 years, 8 months ago
2) Kim McNeill said:
Hi, Cat! The balloon stays on because it needs to stretch around the top of the cup. The lip around the top helps, too!
3 years, 8 months ago
3) Cat said:
Thank you Kim!
3 years, 8 months ago
4) Kim said:
I hope it is a lot of fun!
3 years, 7 months ago
5) Angelique said:
I'm totally doing this today! I've got 3 boys in the house and I need I get them off video games for a bit (;
1 year, 8 months ago
6) Kris said:
Angelique, The boys would love it! even on a rainy day its great, Make some spots to hide and let the boys have at it!
1 year, 8 months ago

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