After a full day in the car, I wanted to do something for Travis that was pure joy. This project is sure to earn you cool parent points!
Cut the bottom from a disposable cup – kids can help with this step if you have paper cups on hand, but since ours were plastic, I did the scissor work myself.
Next, knot the ends of several uninflated balloons and snip off the tops.
Fit a balloon snugly over the cut end of each cup (you can add an elastic band for extra security). Now it’s time to load up your marshmallow ammo!
One to two marshmallows at a time will work best (more than that and it’s really too heavy). Travis couldn’t get enough of seeing the marshmallows fly toward the ceiling!
Or of the slightly-verboten ability to eat the marshmallows off the floor after they landed.
He wanted to see if his launcher would work with pennies as well. (Hint: Yes, it will – just not as yummy an experiment!) Needless to say, the project involved lots of hearty giggles and tons of fun.