This marshmallow shooter DIY is a childhood must do! It’s a simple kids activity that doubles as a science project and is so much fun you will end up playing with it even after the kids are asleep. True story.
This version of the marshmallow shooter is made with a cake pop container so the next time you have one at a party make sure to save it–you can turn it into hours of fun for your kiddos!
(affiliate links included below)
This fun kids activity is inspired by one of our favorite new books Smart School House Craft for Kids! We are big fans of the author Kelly Dixon and I pre-ordered her book on Amazon way back in 2014 before it was even for sale. I knew my kids would love it and they do–my preschooler takes it to bed with her to “read” at night!
Want to buy it too? Click here–> Smart School House Crafts for Kids
How to Make Marshmallow Shooters
- cake pop container
- mini marshmallows
- rubber bands (optional)
Take an un-inflated balloon and tie a knot in the end. Then cut the bottom half (rounded part) of the balloon off. Stick the open end of the balloon on the bottom end of the cake pop container and you are ready to play!
If you have energetic shooters (like I do!) you may want to use a rubber band to reinforce the balloon. It will help it stay on no matter how hard they pull.
As soon as ours were ready my kids wanted to load them with as many mini marshmallows as possible! We found though that just shooting one marshmallows at a time made the marshmallow go farther.
Experiment with your kids to see how changing the amount of marshmallows or force used changes the outcome. It’s a great way to get kids thinking critically and having fun!