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Easter Marshmallow Shooters

Easter Marshmallow Shooters | Homan at Home

I will start with the warning. The noise the balloon makes when you pop it to shoot the marshmallows is loud. This is definitely not something you want to give your 2-year-old right after you put the baby to sleep. Learn from my mistake, mothers. Do not do this.

Other than that, these things were a complete and total blast. We actually ended up shooting pompoms at each other because my son feels that using marshmallows for anything other than eating is a waste of time. 

Easter Marshmallow Shooters | Homan at Home

They’re really easy to make, too. A coat of paint, a little decoration, a balloon, and there you go. We stuck with an Easter theme, but these are versatile enough that you could make any animal your decorating skills permit. 

I also made you an egg-shaped target to shoot at if you want to. This could make a fun party game, if you wanted to use it that way.

Marshamallow Shooters, Step-by-Step

Materials

  • toilet paper tubes
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • Sharpie
  • wiggle eyes (optional)
  • glue (optional)
  • balloons
  • scissors

Start by painting the toilet paper tubes. We did white and yellow to make one chick and one sheep. Next, tie a knot in the end of a balloon. 

Easter Marshmallow Shooters | Homan at Home

Cut the balloon off about 2/3 of the way down. 

Easter Marshmallow Shooters | Homan at Home

When the paint is dry, draw faces on the tubes. I used a black and orange Sharpie to make the chick face. For the sheep, I tried adding wiggle eyes. This worked pretty well, so you can do that if you want to. 

The last step is to stretch the balloon over the top of the tube to make a sort of party hat for your Easter friends. 

Easter Marshmallow Shooters | Homan at Home

To shoot the marshmallows  (or pompoms), just place them in the tube, pull the balloon back and let go! 

Easter Marshmallow Shooters | Homan at Home

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Don’t forget to pin!

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2 Comments

Claire | Heart Handmade UK

Hello there, these are fab! If you get a few pairs of safety googles you have a paintball style marshmallow eating game! I’m away to share these immediately x

Diane Homan

That sounds like so much fun!!!

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