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How to blow off stress: with a marshmallow shooter

October 28th, 2005 · No Comments

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Given the stress of the past week, I felt compelled on Friday to drive to Home Depot and load the car with a 10 foot piece of PVC pipe. Our previous house, in CA, left us with a pair of PVC pipe cutters. So the kids and I sat on the porch in the afternoon sunshine and assembled a marshmallow shooter. I cut the pieces and let Abigail look at the Howtoons diagram and put them together. It was simple for my seven year old to make.

Our version is a modified one, due to the lack of pipe ends at Home Depot. One tip: I bought some plain connectors which became invaluable when I noticed that the elbow joints were not the same on both sides. I also didn’t measure the pipe, and it turned out the ones labeled “1/2 inch” were actually too small. So we have to modify the marshmallows.

What fun it was to run around outside and shoot marshmallows! Thanks to Saul Griffith at Foo Camp for highlighing Howtoons. And thanks to Mitchell Baker for encouraging me to go to his presentation.

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marshmallow shooter was here!

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