Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 25: 31 Days of Pinterest: Marshmallow Shooters

I must admit I've been procrastinating somewhat on this one.  I was very excited for the end product, but not at all looking forward to the execution, as I wasn't sure how it would be.  I'm here to tell you this was CHEAP and EASY!!!

Marshmallow Shooters

Needed:
1 10 foot section of 1/2 inch PVC pipe (will make up to 5 shooters)
2 elbow PVC connectors, 1 "T" connector, and 1 end cap for each shooter you want to make
small saw
ruler/measuring tape
pencil
(I did NOT use the Tacky Glue, but you COULD)


The original blog that posted making these did not give out measurements/directions which is why I think I was nervous about it.  But I eyeballed their photos and came up with my own measurements and they worked out GREAT!!

You'll need:
1 - 3inch cut (the up / down piece that is NOT the handle)
1 - 8inch cut
3 - 4inch cuts

They cut SUPER easily!  There is some mess, so be careful where you cut.  The ends will be somewhat jagged which doesn't matter except for the two exposed ends.  I'm going to sand these when we get back home, as well as spray paint them.


Then it was time for the testors!  And did they ever have a ball!  Liam was napping, but Braeden and Olivia LOVED it!




Original post HERE.

I tried and tried to get a picture of one shooting out... to no avail!  Better luck next time!  This was a GREAT pin!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


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