Confections of Mass Destruction

Posted: March 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

As a parent, I love doing projects with the little ones. This weekend, my third grader is tasked with creating a simple machine for her simple machines unit in science at school. We’ve chosen to make a marshmallow catapult. Because of course our sweets must be weaponized, or else what fun are they?

We are going to take a tissue box, some pencils and rubber bands, and we’re going to turn them into a lethal launcher of chocolate royale flavored marshmallows, which I am sure will not scare or upset my daughter’s teacher in any way at all.

Fun fact: Marshmallows were originally a confection made from a swamp dwelling plant of the same name. Interestingly enough, marshmallows are no longer used in making… um… marshmallows. Thus, the stuff you buy in the grocery store is named after an ingredient that is not even in the product.

Anyway, we are going to don our mad scientist goggles and lab coats. If you are anywhere in the Hampton Roads area today, I suggest you beware the lethal confections of mass destruction that are sure to ensue.


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