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How to Have an Indoor Snowfight with “Snowball” Poppers

Feb 18, 2015

With three active boys, it is always a good idea to have fun things for them to do when we are stuck inside due to weather. Recently, during a cold winter day, my boys and I made some “snowball poppers” and we had an indoor snowball fight. Not surprisingly, this spirited activity was a big hit.

You’ll need: 

  • disposable plastic cups
  • scissors
  • duct tape
  • balloons
  • cotton balls

Then, for each snowball popper, you’ll need to follow these simple steps:

1. Cut a hole in the bottom of a plastic cup. (This requires a sharp scissors, so it is definitely a job for a grown up.)

2. Cut the top end off of a balloon.

3. Tie a knot in the balloon (i.e. the end you would normally tie), slip the cut end of the balloon over the hole in the cup, and secure in place with duct tape.

That’s it—the poppers are ready, and you can start your snowball fight.

To launch the “snowballs”:  load cotton balls into the open end of a cup, pull the knotted end of the balloon, and release. This will send the cotton balls flying across the room!

My boys had a fabulous time firing cotton balls at each other, and next time, I think I will set up a target for them to shoot at too.

An indoor snowball fight is an easy and inexpensive activity that is sure to please active kids. I encourage you to give it a try the next time bad weather keeps you indoors, and I hope your little ones enjoy it as much as my boys did.

Article Author Gina Bell
Gina Bell

Gina Bell is a writer, blogger and mom of three small boys. She has contributed to several blogs and publications including her local paper, Family Fun Magazine and Canadian Living. After ten years living in Toronto, she left her corporate job to return, with her family, to her home on the East Coast. Gina’s blog (East Coast Mommy) is full of tutorials, crafts, holiday fun, party planning, yummy recipes, DIY projects and more. She has a penchant for fun, easy and inexpensive family fun. You can follow Gina’s blog (East Coast Mommy) on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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