Friday, March 5, 2010

Marshmallow Shooters

The other day I was reading on a friend's blog and she had a fun post about marshmallow shooters a friend has made for her boys. I thought to myself, "That looks like lots of fun!" I did a little bit of research with Google and found a pattern I liked. Then the boys and I went to our local hardware store to pick up all the parts we needed: PVC pipe, joints, glue and paint. Jacob picked out the red spray paint. He though it looked cool. I do have to agree.
After dinner, we rode our bikes to the fields behind our house to see how the shooters worked. We all had a great time. There where marshmallows flying all over the place.
Jacob had a great time "shooting" marshmallows. He would drop his shooter every once in a while to just run away from his dad, who couldn't help himself from shooting Jacob up close because it didn't hurt. They had such a fun time.
Andrew on the other hand had more fun eating all the marshmallows that where on the ground.
In this picture Andrew was playing the game Chubby Bunny. He won of course! He was the only one playing.
We did learn a couple of things that we will use to our advantage some day when playing against non-family members. So prepare yourself! Get ready friend this is fun. Friends if you are interested, I will make the "shooters" if you provide the marshmallows. --emily


lacey said...

So cute! We used to have some shooters like those!! Count us in we want to play!

Katie Tyler said...

This is a Nelson Favorite Family passtime! It gets scary playing with my big brothers who squish a few together with a little spit to make them hurt more.. but still fun.:)Your boys are so adorable

Anonymous said...

Too much fun!!! Red was a great color Jake. Today was a most excellent day to try the new toys in the park. It was amazing.
Love, momAKAgrandma

CJAllred said...

Those marshmallow shooters are AWESOME!! I've got to get some of those for family get-togethers and the summer ward party.
P.S. What kind of paint did you use?

Colleen said...

So fun! I am glad you guys had such a great time!

Allison and Tim said...

Oh yeah! Count us in on the shooters! Fun stuff. Show me how to make them, please

Darci said...

Now that looks like good family fun! Andrew has the right idea of taking a snack break during the fight.

Sam & Jen Chesnut said...

That is awesome. You can buy actual marshmallow guns too. Two Christmas' ago my friend Kristi & I bought them for our husbands but then we figured we should buy one for each of us for protection. That is HOURS of fun and laughter. The work even better if you leave the marshmallows out to "dry" (harden up) for a few hours....or over night!!