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Star Wars DIY Marshmallow Blaster Activity out of PVC Pipe

Whether you are looking for a star was activity or just fun, hands-on stem activities – this DIY marshmallow blaster is what you are looking for. This pvc pipe project is simple and fun-to-make as a marshmallow stem challenge that draws on kids natural interest in both launching things and star wars! Try these star wars day activities with elementary age students in kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and up!

Whether you are looking for a star was activity or just fun, hands-on stem activities - this DIY marshmallow blaster is what you are looking for. This pvc pipe project is simple and fun-to-make as a marshmallow stem challenge that draws on kids natural interest in both launching things and star wars! Try these star wars day activities with elementary age students in kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and up!

DIY marshmallow blaster

You’ve got to try making this DIY marshmallow blasters! Not only is this star wars activities which will make kids eager to join in on the fun, but it is educational too! This marshmallow stem activity allows kids to design, build, and decorate their shooters. Then, they can try out their design and make modificaitons to improve on their pvc pipe design. Let me show you how to make a shooter so you can get started with your kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, older students.

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How to make a shooter

So, what do you need to make your own star wars shooters?

  • at least 27″ pvc pipe
  • at least 2 T joints
  • at least 2 elbow joints
  • at least 2 caps
  • more pvc and larger variety of pvc joints will allow for more creativity and engineering
  • duct tape – to decorate
  • hand saw – used only with adult supervision!
  • sharpie
  • mini marshmallows as amunition
  • tape measure – to measure the success of your blaster (optional)

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Make sure to grab our free Designing a PVC shoot worksheet below. This will give kids a starting point for their design and a space to draw what their model will look like.

Then use a sharpie to make lines where you want to cut your PVC pipe. Remember, measure twice, cut once!

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Star wars activities

Carefully, with an adults subervision cut along your lines to make your sections. How many sections will depend on your design. We have also included measurements for a base design in the free printable below.

  • 7″ section
  • 5″ section
  • FIVE 3″ sections

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Marshmallow stem challenge

Start putting together you homemade star wars blaster! We started by connecting the 7 inch piece of PVC tube with 1 3″ PVC pipe using the t junction. Fit snuggly.

Marshmallow stem challenge

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On the other sid eofthe 3″ section, add another T junction, but this time with the stem facing the opposite direction.

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Now on the upward facing T you just put on add a short 3″ section and an elbow joint. Now add your 5″ piece.

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Next go back to the second T junction you added. Put a 3″ section in followed by an elbow and another 3″ section as pictured above.  You will also want to add a 3″ section of pipe to the remaining space in the first T junction you added. Now cap off the ends of the 3″ pieces only.

The 5″ piece opening is where you blow into and the 7″ piece opening is where you place your ammunition.

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Gather up your mini marshmallow ammunition and put it in a ziplock bag for ease of use!

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Use duct tape to decorate your unique blaster!

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To shoot you will put the mini marshmallow in the 7″ tube opening.

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Blow air in the end of the 5″ tube to launch the marshmallow.

AFter you have tried it out a couple of times to perfect your launching technique, use the marshmallow shooter worksheet to record how far you launched your marshmallows on three seperate tests.  THen note if there are any improvements or revisions you would try next time. If you like, make those changes and re-test. Science is all about making hypothesis, making observations, recording your findings, and changing your design!

You've got to try making this DIY marshmallow blasters! Not only is this star wars activities which will make kids eager to join in on the fun, but it is educational too! This marshmallow stem activity allows kids to design, build, and decorate their shooters. Then, they can try out their design and make modificaitons to improve on their pvc pipe design. Let me show you how to make a shooter so you can get started with your kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, older students.

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Make DIY Marshmallow Shooters for EPIC Star Wars STEM activity for kids of all ages! Learn and play with blasters this summer!

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We did these at our star wars birthday party and it was a big hit! First, we had kids build their own blaster “aka marshmallow shooter” out of pvc pipe. It was pre-cut and they could assemble it anyway they liked. Then we had various colors of duct tape for kids to decorate their weapons. Each kid got a bag of mini marshmallows for ammunition.

Celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th with these super cute  Star Wars Worksheets! This pack is loaded with over 50 pages of star wars printable activities to make learning fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Whether you are learning your shapes, letters, counting, adding double digit numbers, or want to use the star wars I spy printable, you will love these star wars kindergarten worksheets. Simply download pdf file with star wars activity sheets and you are ready to play and learn with a star wars activity for kids from a galaxy far, far away! FREE Star Wars Alphabet Tracing - Make practicing tracing alphabet letters with with fun, free printable Star Wars Alphabet Tracing activity for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students! Looking for some super cute Star Wars crafts and activities from a galaxy far, far away? This huge list of 101 crafts for kids will keep the whole family busy! These are perfect for celebrating May the 4th, a star wars theme, or just focusing on something that interests your child. star wars math

Star Wars Printables

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Kids Activities

Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

You will love this outrageously fun painting with cars activity where kids will make a cheery rainbow painting using hotwheel vehicles. This rainbow painting for kids is a silly rainbow painting ideas that your kids will LOVE! Use this for a rainbow theme, car theme, spring theme, or just a fun play ativity with kids. Try this car activities for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Fun summer activity for bucket list Making a DIY foosball table is a really fun STEM project for kids of all ages to make together and loads of fun to play with too! The diy games for kids is the project for a rainy day or as a summer bucket list idea.  Try this homemade games for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. This EPIC kids activity is sure to be a hit with your kids. Looking for a fun summer activity for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful snake bubble. This sock bubbles activity is super simple and such an easy summer activity idea for toddlder, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. It takes blowing bakcyard bubles to a new level making long, colorful snakes with a simple technique using a sock and a plastic bottle. You've got to try this bubble snake experiment.

Things to Do with Kids

This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! The goal of an amazing science experiment for kids is to grab kids attention and make them wonder why did that happen, how could that work, and I want to try that! This leak proof bag is such a simple science experiment for kids that explores polymers. What's best is this amazing science experiment with everyday materials! Try this water experiment with kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.

Summer Science

There are so many fun ways to play and teach kids about chemical reactions using a baking soda and vinegar reaction. Here are some of our favorite baking soda and vinegar activities.

 

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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