Water balloon fights can liven up any boring summer day. When you want to get serious about winning, forget throwing them—get a water balloon cannon on your side. You can make this DIY project with PVC and wood in just a few hours and adapt it to your child’s strength and age (or your own).
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Bob, from the I Like to Make Stuff YouTube channel, shows you how to make this project from scratch. Start with lengths of 1-inch and 4-inch PVC, as well as a 3-inch PVC cap. You will need to cut these pieces using a bandsaw or hacksaw. Scrap plywood and 2 x 4s are used as a base for the cannon, and two bungee cords provide the spring to launch the balloon.
These projects were designed for young children, so the cannon won’t release the balloon particularly hard or far, which is great for keeping it fun and harmless. For more power you can lengthen the barrel which will allow more pull and increase speed. Additional bungee cords can also be used to replace this cannon.
What gun shoots water balloons?
Hydro Sling The Assault Team Water Balloon Launcher Slingshot, 200 yards with 150 balloons and carrying case. This launcher sends balloons far and comes with the necessary accessories. This launcher sends balloons far and comes with the necessary accessories.
How do you fill a water balloon without a pipe?
If you need to, you can cut the bottom of a plastic bottle to make a makeshift chimney. Use an empty soap dispenser with a pump. The bigger the better. Fill it with water, attach the neck of the balloon to the pump nozzle, and pour the water into the balloon.