SS Fog Pirate Cannon

About: "Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it" is one of my favor...

This is a pirate fog cannon (with light) that I made to help advertise VBS.

The kids really loved playing with it. You would press the trigger and it would shoot fog and the light would flash. Unfortunately I ran out of time to add speakers.

Making it was surprisingly easy:
- roughed out the form in cardboard (I love cardboard)
- got some plastic tubing from home depot and made the cannon. 
- added a trailer light for the red light
- the wagon is just a wooden box
- used a jig saw to cut out wheels
- created graphic and burnt some holes in it to represent bullet holes.
- accessorized :)



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    3 years ago

    I am doing this twice for my yard haunt this year. Best part is i only need the tubing. Im mounting them on a small ship!


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    A round red trailer light which I connected to a 12v battery.
    I didn't get around to connecting the trigger switch for the fog machine with the red light ... that and sound would have been a nice upgrade.

    It did get heavily borrowed and used in a play and even set off the fire alarms with a fire truck arriving!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    A fun looking project but lacks some detail. What do you use to create the fog? What did you cut the wheels out of? Some dimensions might be nice. While I understand the dimensions can vary, a starting point would help. You mentioned the lack of speakers, were you going to create sound effects for the cannon firing?