Monday 30 January 2017

Homemade Shooter Toy

Hello! Do your kids (or others young at heart) need something fun to occupy themselves with?  I found this great idea for marshmallow/ pom pom shooters and had to give it a try. Original idea found HERE!

All it takes is a cup, scissors, a balloon and something to shoot.  We used the pom pom balls, but it also works great with wooden beads!  You cut the bottom off the cup with a pair of scissors and set it aside.  Then tie a knot in the balloon, cut a small hole in the top of the balloon, and stretch the top of the balloon over the cut part of the cup.  That way no sharp edges are open to cut little fingers.  Grab some ammo and have fun!

We've set up cups and tried to knock them over, had contests to see how far one could shoot, and big sisters were deemed off limits!!!

We ended up with lots of different ones, and if the balloon slides off at any time, it's easy to just re-attach it.  It has made for hours of fun!  I may be finding those little pom moms for weeks to come, but it's worth it.  :)  Would be great for parties, or just as a boredom blaster for cabin fever.  They'll make great pine cone shooters for the summertime also!  I'll have to remember that. :)

Thanks for dropping by!  Hope you have a wonderful day and perhaps this idea will be useful to you.

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God's Grace Overflows said...

This is a great idea!! I need to make these with my boys, they would love it!

Hope you had a great day!

Hugs, Amy

PS...that cookie cheesecake looks and sounds delicious! Who doesn't love cheesecake?!

living from glory to glory said...

Oh, You're the best Mom ever what kid doesn't like a craft like that??
I will Pin it...
Hugs, Roxy

Lisa Lara said...

Totally fun!

Leigh said...

What a great idea! I pinned this to my DIY fun board so I can find it when I'm hosting little people. My nephew will love it!
Blessings, Leigh

Danielle Dunn said...

Haha you got to be careful at what they are shooting at! LOL!