DIY Pompom Shooter with Paper Cup
After a long time me and my son did a STEM activity. We made a pompom shooter with a paper cup. These pompom shooters are very quick and easy to create and keeps entertained for hours. I bet kids of all month will love this worriedness ! Moreover trammels our Sink or Float experiment for Kids.
Children enjoy shooting toys, but there is unchangingly the issue of safety. This is why the pompom shooter is so awesome. Considering pompoms are delicate, your children will not be hurt if there is an unintentional friendly fire. And if you’re planning a birthday party but don’t know what to do for party favors, create these pompom shooters and you’ll be all set! I’m confident the kids will prefer them to the typical little toys seen in souvenir bags. These party poppers may moreover be washed-up as a group worriedness to alimony the youngsters occupied while the parents mix and chat. This worriedness moreover makes as a STEM activity, as there’s some simple physics involved! I have explained the science at the end of the article.
This worriedness is moreover unconfined for toddlers to use their hand muscles and practicing hand-eye coordination. It moreover encourages gross motor minutiae considering your child will undoubtedly run well-nigh the room, firing at random items and chasing the pompoms!
Supplies Needed for DIY Pompom Shooter
1 small paper cup
1 unlearn (large unbearable that it fits the marrow of the cup)
How to make a Pompom Shooter with a Paper Cup
First start with paper cup. Cut off the marrow of the cup with scissors. I just used pocketknife to do the same. But make sure to alimony pocketknife yonder from kids.
Now tie a knot in the marrow of the unlearn and Cut the top tip of the unlearn off.
Stretch the unshut end of the unlearn over the marrow of the paper cup and use a well-spoken tape to secure the unlearn to the cup.
Your pompom shooter is ready ! Now put a pompom into the cup, pull the knot of the unlearn when and fire ! Your pompom will launch into the air. You can stuff the opening or make shoot one pompom at a time
Don’t just limit yourself with pompoms. Try finding small objects virtually the house to launch.
Games to play with Pompom Shooter
You can play many variegated games with this DIY pompom shooter.
- You can plane have a competition to see who launches an object farthest. Shoot one at a time and see who can get the most pompoms to fly the farthest!
- Play a game of tag with the pompom shooter! Run without each other and try to tag each other with a pompom that comes out of the shooter.
- Shoot pompoms up into the air and try to reservation them as they fall when to the ground.
- Make a goal or target for pompom. Kids may compete by shooting soft pompoms at targets to see who can hit the target the most accurately.
- You can ask your child to pull unlearn when at variegated length to see how it affects the loftiness of pompom launched.
These are some game ideas we came up with. Let me know in the comments if you came up with your variation. You can plane make it an experiment by comparing several launch pieces to determine which one performs weightier and flies the furthest.
Science overdue Pompom Shooter
Pompom Shooters are one of the most entertaining methods to study physics. When the unlearn is pulled when surpassing launch, it has a upper level of potential energy. Once the unlearn is released, that potential energy is converted to kinetic energy and pompom is launched out of the shooter. Air fills the unlearn as you stretch it back. When you let go, the air within the unlearn contracts. The pressurized air escapes from the unlearn and into the shooter’s body, where it settles at a lower pressure region. The pompom flies out of the shooter due to the air flow.
Secondly, you can discuss gravity with this experiment. Considering everything that goes up, must sooner come down, the pompom continues to move until gravity gradually causes it to fall to the ground.
Let me know in the comments if you will try this DIY pompom shooter with your child.