How to make a Marshmallow Shooter
Here is everything you need to know to make a marshmallow shooter (or marshmallow gun). What a blast! Do you often wonder how to keep the kids entertained? Well, you don’t need to look further than your sprinkler supply box (or hardware store) for some super fun. Grab some extra PVC pipe because you will want to also make this cool bow and arrow. Here is some fun PVC toys to make.
Split, splat, splodge…
It’s a marshmallow shooter to the rescue!
Marshmallow shooters are a riot for the entire family. They are great backyard fun and perfect for any outdoor summer party. Have a distance shooting contest, we’ve seen them go 20 feet or more. Or a see who can hit a target with the most accuracy. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to eat a few.
And while you’re at it, don’t forget to eat a few.
Marshmallow Shooter Supplies
Here’s what you need to make these easy marshmallow shooters
- PVC pipe cutter or a hacksaw
- 1/2″ wide PVC pipe cut as follows
2 x 2″ length of pipe
2 x 3″ length of pipe
1 x 4″ length of pipe
- 1/2″ wide connectors as follows (make sure to buy smooth not threaded connectors)
2 x elbow joints
1 x “T” joint
1 x end cap
1 x straight connector
- mini marshmallows
How to make a marshmallow shooter
Making a Marshmallow Shooter couldn’t be easier. In fact, once an adult cuts the sprinkler pipe, the kids can assemble the shooters themselves. My kids love to play with the pieces, creating new configurations.
Carefully sand the end of one of your 2″ lengths of pipe. Make it nice and smooth as this will be your mouth piece.
To put your shooter together working from left to right:
- Connect the other end of your 2″ length of pipe into an elbow joint.
- Connect the other 2″ section of pipe to the other side.
- Next comes the other elbow.
- Then connect a 3″ section.
- Connect the “T”.
- At the bottom of the “T” connect the next 3″ section and then the end cap. That will be your handle.
- Connect the 4″ section of pipe to the “T”.
- Connect the straight section to the end of the Shooter.
You’re done. You shooter should look like this:
To play with the marshmallow gun, simply place a mini marshmallow into the mouth end of the Shooter. Yes, I said mouth end. The marshmallow will travel all the way through the pipe and shoot out the other end.
And shoot to your heart’s content.
You might want to watch for a sale on mini marshmallows….
If you’re lucky, there’s no clean up necessary.
I hope you love this PVC Marshmallow gun. Here are a few more ways that we have fun at our house. Have you ever made oobleck? Your kids will squeal in delight with this weird concoction. We also know just about all there is to know about how to make slime at our house. You might also like how to make Gak recipe, it’s a borax free slime.
A word to the wise: Please supervise your children with this activity. No shooting at people or animals! Don’t worry, there still plenty of fun to aim for!
Thank you to the ever resourceful and sweet Calli from Make It Do for this awesome Marshmallow Gun tutorial! For more wonderful ideas please be sure to visit her site.