Parents Help Build Toy 'Flamethrower' for Kids

A pair of highly creative parents found an inventive way of keeping their children entertained during summer break after they helped them to build their own toy flamethrower.

Utah resident Daniel Hashimoto and his wife Mandy constructed a toy flamethrower for their children, James and Sophia, using a leaf blower, lightweight fabric, and elastic bands.

Daniel’s video shows James playfully aim the toy flamethrower at Sophia and at a friend of theirs.

Speaking to Storyful, Daniel said they love to build objects with random items in their home “with hopes of inspiring creativity in their children.”

“So far it’s paid off. These kids are clever and wildly imaginative – and immerse themselves in play,” he added. Credit: Daniel Hashimoto via Storyful

Video transcript

- And go! This is a flamethrower. We made it out of [INAUDIBLE] bands, and tape bands, and a leaf blower, as you see. And yeah!

- Let's test it out!

- Fire in the hole!

[BLOWING]

- Ahhhh!

[CHILD SCREAMING]

- You broke it!

[CHILDREN SCREAMING]

- Run for your life!

[CHILDREN SCREAMING]

- I get to stay on the patio the whole day!

[CHILD SCREAMING]

- Can we stay on the patio?

And, go! This is a flamethrower. We made it out of [INAUDIBLE] bands, and tape bands, and a leaf blower, as you see. And yeah!

- Let's test it out!

- Fire in the hole!

[BLOWING]

- Ahhhh!

[CHILD SCREAMING]

- You broke it!

[CHILDREN SCREAMING]

- Run for your life!

[CHILD SCREAMING]

- I get to stay on the patio the whole day!

[CHILD SCREAMING]

- Can we stay on the patio?

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