Monday, July 16, 2012

Marshmallow Popppers



We have been having so much fun in the sun this year. It has been so hot and humid that the kids want to play in the pool and be creative with their "science projects." They pretty much want to do and create something fun everyday. Last Tuesday, we created this poppers using what we had in hand. I have seen on Pinterest that some people use cotton balls to shoot and it is much smarter. My kids wanted to try it with marshmallows because I think it was an excuse to eat them!
This is what you need:

  • Cups
  • Marshmallows or cotton balls
  • Balloons
  • Scissors



It cannot be any simpler. First, put two to three cups together like shown in the picture. Cut it 2/3 of the way. If you do it with only one cup, it will not be strong enough to hold the balloon. Next, tie the balloon and cut in this manner.

Stretch the tied part of the balloon and put it into the opening of the cup (the stronger edge from which you would drink).

This is how it looks on the inside.


Next, put a marshmallow inside the "tied" opening of the balloon.


Pull back from the "outside" tied part and...shoot!


Super fun. Sorry I could not get a good picture of the marshmallows flying. The kids were too fast for me!



And please excuse the mess...but we are creating memories!

Sharing the fun at:

Craft O Maniac-   The Naptime Review
Making Monday  Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.,  What's in the Gunny Sack Linky Party at The Gunny Sack     I Made the World Cuter Today at Making the World Cuter,  Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple   More the Merrier Monday at DIY Home Sweet Home,  Insprire Me Monday at Singing Three Little Birds,  Calling All Crafters Monday at All Things Fee,  Monday Craft Party at Polly Want a Crafter  See Vanessa Craft

5 comments:

  1. Oh I just pinned this. We are so doing this. Thanks for sharing!!
    http://www.practicallyperfectprincess.com/

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  2. What a great idea! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

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  3. Cool! That looks fun! I'm stopping by from the Monday Blog Hop and am now a new follower:) Would love for you to stop by Crazy Mama Drama!
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  4. Que buena idea, además los chicos investigan, crean y se divierten.

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  5. What a cute idea and what a fun blog. I am now following you on linky and GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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