How To: Make a Mini-Marshmallow Popper

Once you’ve cut off the bottoms of these paper cups and slipped on balloons, you’ve got a springy surface for launching spongy sweets into the air. Host a contest to see who can pop marshmallows the farthest or get the most into a bowl that’s a few feet away.

 

 

Once you’ve cut off the bottoms of these paper cups and slipped on balloons, you’ve got a springy surface for launching spongy sweets into the air. Host a contest to see who can pop marshmallows the farthest or get the most into a bowl that’s a few feet away.

 

 

What You Need

  1. Check Scissors and utility knife
  2. Check markers
  3. Check ruler
  4. Check rubber bands
  5. Check glue
  6. Check tape (transparent
  7. Check duct
  8. Check masking
  9. Check or colored)
  10. Check gift wrap or decorative paper
  11. Check kraft paper
  12. Check balloon
  13. Check uninflated
  14. Check paper cup
  15. Check bottom cut off
  16. Check mini marshmallows

     

Follow These Steps

  1. Knot the end of the balloon, then snip off 1⁄2 inch from the top.

  2. Stretch the balloon over the cutoff end of the cup so that the knot is in the center. (You’ll need to hold the balloon in place when you “pop,” or secure it with a rubber band for little hands.)

  3. Place a mini marshmallow into the cup so it fits snugly in the knotted center of the balloon. While aiming the cup away from you (and others), pull the knot back, release, and see how far you can send the marshmallow soaring.