pom pom shooter

Activities & Days Out / 5 May, 2020 / Nanny Anita

Pom Pom Shooters

These pom pom shooters are guaranteed to delight your little ones. I pre-made ours and had them on the dinning table to hand out the moment we had finished homework.  It worked as a really incentive for them to finish.

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You will need:

  • Disposable cups
  • Balloon
  • Pom poms
  • Scissors

pom pom shooters

Start by cutting the bottom 3rd of the cup off and throw it away.

pom pom shooters

Next cut the top of the balloon off.  Don’t cut too much off or the balloon won’t stay on properly.  You can always secure the balloon on the cup with some tape.

pom pom shooters

Tie the bottom of the balloon (like you would if you have inflated it) and stretch the balloon over the top of the cup.

Then place your pom pom inside, hold onto the base of the cup, pull back the balloon and let go.

It can take a bit of practice to get the hang of it, but when you get it right you can send those pom poms really far.

I handed everyone their own cup with their own ammunition and told them to play. Sorry I have no pictures of us playing for this one.

It is amazing what children will do when they are just left to discover and play with things without an adult telling them what to do. By the end our game EC had found a new way to really send those pom poms flying.  If you stick it down the end of the balloon that you have tied off, pull back and release it, it will travel from one end of the house to the other, plus you don’t need to angle it up. He also decided that we were fighting in the trenches in WW1 and he was the goodie and I was the baddie. He told me I could only fire at him if he happened to put his head up over the top of the trench (which was the kitchen island). Thank you Horrible History for giving him the inspiration for his play.

Pin for later:

How to make an awesome pom pom shooter that kids and adults will love playing with.


In The Spotlight

Heelys Rolls Into Spring With New Collection

Heelys, the original two-in-one wheely shoe launched in 2000, is preparing for the upcoming Easter holidays with its new spring collection. Ideal for encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle, the stylish designs will ensure kids (big and small) will roll through the holidays with ease.

The collection consists of 19 designs, including three brand new Heelys shapes: Reserve Ex, Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood. The Reserve Ex has a basketball shoe style, while the Reserve Low and Pro 20 Half Flood tap into the current Y2K trend for an extra chunky sole.

Match your Heelys to your mood, with designs split across two main aesthetics – a darker colour scheme vs. a lighter, spring-inspired palette. Think camouflage print, graffiti text and paint drips contrasting with pastel colours, tie-dye, metallic laces, foil and rainbow print.

Available in the UK and Europe on the Heelys website and retailers, the collection is available in sizes C12-7 across single or two-wheeled styles. RRPs range from £49.99 to £69.99.


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