DIY POPSICLE STICK CATAPULT PROJECT

This simple DIY popsicle stick catapult project is the perfect activity for kids to learn while playing. All you need are some common household supplies, and some launchable objects. We recommend using snap peas for maximum fun!


Playing with your food is usually against the rules... but if you learn while you play, it can't be that bad, right? Learn how to make a DIY snap pea catapult at home using only household supplies, hot glue, and recycling!


HOW TO MAKE A POPSICLE STICK CATAPULT


MATERIALS

  • 3 clothes pins

  • Jumbo popsicle stick

  • recycled cardboard (about 3"x3")

  • recycled bottle cap


EQUIPMENT

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


INSTRUCTIONS


Step 1: Glue the three clothespins on top of one another, all facing the same direction.



Step 2: Glue the bottom of the stack of clothespins to a small piece of cardboard.



Step 3: Glue the popsicle stick to the top clothespin with half the popsicle stick hanging off.



Step 4: Glue the bottle cap to the top end of the popsicle stick.



Step 5: Tape your cardboard down to a table. Then place a snap pepa in your bottle cap, push the popsicle stick down, and fire away!




MORE DIY LEARNING ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS

This is just one of many DIY activities included in our Garden to Table Kit, which includes veggie and flower seed packets and instructions for growing food and blooms at home. Check out our Garden Kit for more activities that kids of all ages can have fun with, including:

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