DIY Marshmallow Shooters from PVC

It’s nearly summer time. And if your little ones are like mine, you will hear I’m bored nine hundred times in the first two weeks. So, every year just before summer, I go to the hardware store and buy some 1/2″ PVC pipes and connectors. Then, when they complain of being bored, I give them the PVC. When they were younger, I pre-cut it all. But as they got older they were able to cut the PVC and assemble their DIY Marshmallow Shooters with no help!

DIY Marshmallow Shooters

DIY Marshmallow Shooters

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PVC Project Supplies:

  • 2 feet of 1/2″ PVC pipes.
  • (2) 1/2″ PVC Elbows.
  • (1) 1/2″ PVC T Connector.
  • (1) 1/2″ PVC Cap. 
  • PVC Cutter or saw.
  • Mini marshmallows.
  • Tape measure.

When my boys were younger we had a bucket full of PVC pieces and connectors for them to build with. Every time we went to the hardware store we picked up some more connectors and pieces of pipe. They loved playing with it, and it was an inexpensive building and fine motor toy for them.

If your little ones are in elementary school, I would pre-cut the PVC or closely supervise them while they cut it. Let’s get started on this fun DIY Marshmallow Shooter project!

We cut 3 pieces of PVC to about 3″ each. You could cut them as short as 2″, but I wouldn’t recommend cutting it smaller than 2″ or larger than 3″. Then, we cut a 4″ piece and a 6″ piece of PVC. You will have some left over PVC.

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Now, it’s time to start assembling your marshmallow shooter. (My teenagers even use theirs for blueberries and other small snacks)

First, push one of the small pieces of PVC into an elbow connector. Then, add another small piece into the other side. Next, put the second elbow connector onto the second small piece. Now, add the last small piece to the other side of the second elbow connector.

Next, connect the small piece you just added to the elbow to the T connector. Then, add the 4″ piece to the bottom of the T connector, and add the cap. Finally, add the 6″ piece of PVC to the last side of the T connector of your DIY marshmallow shooters.

That’s it! You’re ready for an epic marshmallow shooter fight! I hope this Easy Marshmallow Shooter project has inspired you to have some DIY fun this summer season!

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