After watching the video and reading their suggestions, my hubby made a couple for a shoot out in our front yard. He and Hayden (age 6) had a blast, shooting marshmallows at each others.
|Each student got a sandwich baggie with 2 cups mini marshmallows and a popper.|
- They suggest using styrofoam cups so I bought those. Our first ones were made using some heavy duty bday cups we had at home and they were TONS better!! so at 11:30 pm we went back to walmart and bought the bday cups (they come in a pack of 8 for approximately $1.49 and are with the licensed birthday decorations.) The only styrofoam cups my Walmart had were flimsy, plus I could see the kids tearing them apart. Our cups were more pricey but totally worth it because the kids were able to take their poppers home with them.
- 8 oz cups are plenty big. I think 12 oz, as recommended, would be way big, especially for little hands.
- Use strong balloons. Again, worth the money to keep from tearing. Out of 30 poppers, none have torn.
- They HURT if shot at close range. Needless to say, the students weren't allowed to shoot them at each other.
- We renamed them "marshmallow poppers" instead of shooters.
- Pick up marshmallows and keep reusing them!
- This would be GREAT for long car trips...the stops in between, NOT in the car.