How to Make a Popsicle Stick Catapult

Handmade catapults for soft and safe fun
Materials List

Duct tape (or other study tape)

Hot glue, tacky glue, or tape

Firm cylinder: wine cork, spool from ribbon or thread, or dowel, etc.

Plastic bottle cap

How to
Step 1

Begin by taping your cylinder to the middle of your popsicle stick. Simply lay a piece of tape over the cylinder and in the same direction as the popsicle stick so the tape cannot be seen from the opposite side.

Step 2

Flip the popsicle stick over. On one end you are going to attach a plastic cap. Place a bit of tape or glue on one end of the stick and firmly hold the cap until dry.

Step 3

And that's it! There's the general idea for your catapult.

Stats
Age
School-age
Tween
Teen
Craft Length
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time
5 minutes or less
Recycled
Fodder
Supervision
1 adult per 10 children
Variation Photos