Sunday, July 15, 2012


 Are your kids bored? Are you looking for something to entertain them that is cheap and easy? I have your solution to summer boredom right here! I saw this for the first time on the blog of my friend Brooke Macfarlane. I thought it was the best idea ever!!! Thanks Brooke!
 My kids thought it was the best idea as well, and have already spent hours with their guns, since we made them yesterday! 
Dad even looked like he felt a little left out, so we made one for him too :)

 Here is what you need:

1/2" pvc pipe. I paid $1.68 for 10 feet.
You will be able to get many guns out of one piece.
2 elbows 1/2"
2 caps 1/2"
2 T's 1/2"

I looked at both Home Depot and Lowe's, and Lowe's was less by almost half for the fittings. Be sure not to buy the threaded pieces, as they are more expensive. The fittings should cost around $.28 per piece at Lowe's. The pipe cost the same.
 Use a pvc cutter. If you don't have one, your neighbor probably will. It is a little tricky learning how to ratchet the blade down, but it cuts a very clean line.


5 - 3" pieces
1 - 7" piece
1 - 1" piece
 Put the pieces together, (kids can do this)buy a bag of mini marshmallows, and you are ready to go! Be sure to place the marshmallow in the top of the gun, and blow hard! We didn't glue them together, and my son has been taking his apart, and putting it back in different and creative ways.

What do I do while they are all shooting marshmallows??? Mug on the baby of course! Lucky me!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!


1 comment:

  1. Love it Risa! hahah I felt pretty cool to have my name mentioned on a "famous person's " blog ;) Good times.