What could be more fun than a marshmallow shooter?!? Getting to use POWER TOOLS to make the marshmallow shooter!
This was a super fun project to work together with Colin of WoodWork Web on. I haven’t been in a real woodworking shop in a long time. I used to be quite the avid woodworker in my high school and college years, but without the access to a wood shop for the last 15 years, I was a little rusty!
The shooter is pretty simple if you have access to some basic woodworking tools. If you don’t, Colin gave a great suggestion for a way to make one without having to have any of the wood tools. Instead of cutting out a complicated gun stock, you can use a simple 1″x1″ piece of wood to attach the shooter portion of the gun to. I would imagine you wouldn’t even need that though if you were comfortable enough just holding the PVC portion.
My favourite part of this entire video shoot was when we were finishing up the video, and we were to both shoot the marshmallows at the camera. Instead of putting the marshmallows into the shooter, Colin put them in his mouth and ate them, without even realizing what he was doing! You can see that blooper at the end of the video. I laughed so hard at him!
We also filmed a collab over on Colin’s YouTube channel, WoodWorkWeb. I spend hours on Pinterest, as you might imagine, and I continually see pallet projects in the DYI sections. Colin was able to show me how to make a pallet bookcase to store my cookbooks in, AND it is even the perfect size for wine bottles!
- 1/2″ PVC pipe cut into 2″, 8″, 10″ 16″ sections
- “T” connector
- 45 degree connector
- PVC pipe cap
- Zip ties
- Coloured duct tape
- Cardboard template of gun stock
- Wood, 1″ thickness
- Drill with 1/4″ drill bit
- Hack saw (to cut PVC pipe to size)
- mini marshmallows
- Trace template onto section of wood.
- Cut the gun stock out using a scroll saw.
- Arrange PVC pipe to form marshmallow shooting section. Starting with the 10″ piece, connect it to the “T” connector, and on the other side of the “T” connector, attach the 6″ piece, and place the cap on the end of the 6″ piece. To the top of the “T” connector, attach the 2″ PVC piece, then the 45 degree connector, and finally the 8″ piece.
- Tightly wrap the PVC section in duct tape covering the entire piece. Make sure to cover the joints completely to ensure that they are sealed and air is not able to escape.
- To attach the shooter to the wood stock, drill three holes along the top of the stock with the drill press.
- Thread the zip ties through the drilled holes and wrap tightly around the shooter.
- To use the marshmallow shooter, squeeze two mini marshmallows together, insert into the top of the shooter, take a deep breath and BLOW!