Last weekend we were invited to a birthday party of twins who were turning 4 years old. Esther has loved her marshmallow gun and she thought they would make a great gift. Instead of making them, I asked Gabriel if I could give them a couple of the ones he had left over from making Christmas presents. Here's how the conversation went....
Me: "Gabriel, can we use two of your extra marshmallow guns to give to the twins."
Gabriel: "Sure. They're $5 each."
Me: "What? They only cost $1.50 to make."
Gabriel: "I know but I sell them for $5 each."
Me: "I don't get a discount?"
Gabriel: "uh, I already give you free honey, Mom." (imagine a little teenage sarcasm here, just a little)
Me: "oh, yeah. $10 it is. Do they come with marshmallows?"
Gabriel's a great business man. I think he just recouped all the money he spent on the Christmas gifts for his cousins.
I've had several comments and emails about exactly Gabriel made the marshmallow blow guns for his cousins. So, here's the tutorial, after the fact.
However, if you don't want to make one, I know a teenage boy who will sell them for $5 each plus shipping.
1 -1/2" pvc pipe (usually sold in 10' long pieces)
2 - 1/2" pvc "T"s
2 - 1/2" pvc "elbows"
2 - 1/2" pvc "end caps" - (these are attached to two of the pvc pipe pieces in the photo below. The paint made them stick)
saw - small hack saw or miter saw
Cut six 5" pieces of pvc pipe (Gabriel used a miter saw but a small hack saw will also work just fine).
Cut one 2.75" piece of pvc pipe.
Using the T's, elbows and end caps assemble so that it looks like the first photo.
Spray paint or use duct tape to decorate.
Buy some marshmallows and enjoy the fun!
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