Pool noodle pom pom shooter

Pool noodle pom pom shooter

If you've got some old pool noodles lying around, why not upcycle them and make a fun homemade toy.  Set your kids loose with one each and they'll amuse themselves for hours.

What you need:

  • 1 x 10cm piece of pool noodle
  • duct tape
  • 1 x balloon
  • a packet of medium pom poms

Number of players:


Tie the balloon end off, without blowing it up.

Snip the balloon at the round end.

Fit the cut end of the balloon over one end of the pool noodle, so it's nice and snug. Leave enough of a tail to pull back and fire when ready.

(The tied off end is the firing mechanism.)

Secure the balloon to the pool noodle with duct tape.

Now load it up with pom poms and pull back the tail. Snap it and it should shoot pom poms out of the other end.

How far can you fire your pom poms?

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video


One Comment

  1. kymmage 09/12/2017 at 12:17 pm

    What a great idea for upcyclying! This would be super fun for running about outside during the school holidays.

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