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The Ultimate Marshmallow Gun Shooters - Hours and Hours of Fun

Updated on September 12, 2014

A Marshmallow Shooter Gun is Just More Fun...

Water pistol? Boring. Paint gun? Messy. BB gun? You'll shoot your eye out, kid. If you really want something fun, entertaining, and totally delicious, you should get a marshmallow shooter gun.

The best part is that you can eat the ammunition!

Poll: Who are you planning to terrorize with a marshmallow shooter gun?

Confess! You don't get a marshmallow gun for no reason, after all. Are you shooting furniture and other random objects, or are there annoying people in your life who need to be shot with marshmallows?

Who or what will be used for target practice?

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Overview of All the Types of Marshmallow Shooters

Not all marshmallow gun shooters are made equal. Some of them clog up quite easily. Some guns are pathetic, dribbling marshmallows at your feet instead of ka-powing them to the other side of the room.

Here are some tips to help you avoid the most common problems:

Use appropriately sized marshmallows. Some marshmallow guns are made for mini, pee-wee sized marshmallows. Others are designed for those giant, puffy marshmallows. Try to cram a bunch of mini-marshmallows into one, or a giant marshmallow into a mini shooter, and you're bound to have problems.

Use stale, dry marshmallows. A soft, mushy marshmallow is more likely to get stuck in the chamber. Leave a bag of marshmallows open to hasten the staling process.

Don't leave your marshmallow gun out in the hot sun. Summer heat will melt your marshmallows, and then they'll stick in the chamber and make a mess.

Chill your marshmallows. Room-temperature marshmallows are more prone to sticking. Leaving them in the fridge for a while will help prevent clogging.

"Lube" the marshmallow gun shooter chamber with powdered sugar or cornstarch. This will help keep things dry and discourage the marshmallows from sticking.

Pump the gun to maximum capacity before firing a marshmallow. In general, marshmallow shooter guns aren't design to shoot out a marshmallow in a single shot. You need to pump the chamber full of air and build up the pressure before you can fire that marshmallow. If you skip that step, your marshmallow either won't go anywhere, or it will just land on your toes.

Yes, you're only shooting marshmallows. They're soft, sweet, squishy, and don't seem particularly dangerous. But it can still hurt, especially if you pump up the chamber to maximum capacity. Don't shoot someone in the face at close range.

Also, marshmallow guns can make more noise than you might expect. Don't fire one next to your ear!

Make sure you hunt down all the marshmallows when you're done playing, especially if you're indoors. A handful of forgotten marshmallows could be discovered and wolfed down by your dog, or they might end up attracting ants and other pests.

How to Make a Marshmallow Gun

1. Practice shooting a target. See how good your aim is!

2. Have a marshmallow war. That's why you need more than one marshmallow gun--it's no fun if only one person gets to play and shoot everyone else!

3. Shoot all the annoying characters and talk show hosts on TV.

4. See who can shoot a marshmallow the farthest.

5. Try catching some marshmallows in your mouth.

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