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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Popsicle Stick Catapult

My boys are to the age that they are very into weapons, heroes, soldiers, etc. So when we made this Popsicle stick catapult they were beyond excited. It was so fun to watch my 5 year old's face as he launched marshmallows across the room!
Popsicle stick catapult @ whatilivefor.net

I loved that this craft was quick, the boys were able to do a lot of it on their own (ages 5 & 7), and it was made of things around our house. You will need: Popsicle sticks, a milk jug or water bottle cap, rubber bands, hot glue gun, something to launch (pom poms, marshmallows, dry cereal, etc).

  1. Stack 5 Popsicle sticks together and wrap a rubber band around each end.
    Popsicle stick catapult @ whatilivefor.net
  2. Stack 2 Popsicle sticks together and wrap a rubber band around one end.
    Popsicle stick catapult @ whatilivefor.net
  3. Take your 5 Popsicle sticks and sandwich them between the two Popsicle sticks. Move it down towards the rubber band. 
    Popsicle stick catapult @ whatilivefor.net
  4. Wrap a rubber band around all of the Popsicle sticks to hold the catapult together. We wrapped it in an X, across and around several times.
    Popsicle stick catapult @ whatilivefor.net
  5. Use a hot glue gun to glue the bottle cap to the end of the Popsicle stick on top.
    Popsicle stick catapult @ whatilivefor.net
  6. Once the glue has cooled, put a marshmallow or something else to launch in the cap. With one hand, hold down the catapult, and with the other, pull down the cap and let it go to launch the marshmallow.
Thank you Kids Activities Blog for the fun idea!  I’ll be linking up to Works for Me Wednesday, Mom’s Library, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, The Mommy Club,Whatever Goes Wednesday,


  1. Thank you for posting! I have to try this! My son will LOVE it! I hope all is well! :) Heather