how to build a kids catapult
How To Build A Catapult
HOW TO BUILD A CATAPULT
A catapult was a medieval rocket launcher it was used to hurl stones rocks and even tar covered rocks which had been set alight,they were designed for maximum damage to property and people.
the catapult I am showing you here won't be as dangerous, but it will fire a ping-pong ball about 30 meters.
1) 1 small block of wood approx 6 inches long 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep.
2) 1 springed clothes pin.
3) 1 cube of wood 1inch x 1inch
4) 1 ice lolly stick (popsicle)
5) 1 cap from a plastic bottle.
6) wood glue
Take the 6inch block and lay it on a flat surface
Then glue the clothes pin to it centred lenghtwise (see pic)
When the glue has set glue the 1 inch cube to the open end of the clothes pin (see pic)
Then glue the popsicle stick to the cube as in the pic
Next glue the bottle lid to the popsicle stick leaving enough space to push it down to fire your catapult.
And there you have it a catapult to fire at your toys.
I hope you have fun with your new toy .....jimmy