How do you make a catapult at home for kids?

Build a Catapult for Kids

  1. Stack 5 craft sticks together, and rubber band the ends.
  2. Stack 2 craft sticks together, and wrap a rubber band around the very end.
  3. Separate the 2 craft sticks.
  4. Wrap a rubber band around all of the craft sticks to hold the catapult together.

What materials are good for a homemade catapult?


  • Eight craft sticks (popsicle sticks)
  • Four or five sturdy rubber bands.
  • Glue.
  • Plastic bottle cap to hold a cotton ball.
  • Cotton ball (If you do not have any available, you can make a small ball by crumbling some paper.)
  • Small open area (One square meter will do.

How do you make a mini catapult without Popsicle sticks?

Catapult Projectiles for Kids

  1. Crumpled paper balls.
  2. Marshmallows.
  3. Craft Pom-poms.
  4. Sponge “bombs” or sponge pieces – wet or dry.
  5. Cotton balls.
  6. Ping pong balls.
  7. Duct tape or masking tape balls.
  8. Stuffed animals!

How easy is it to build a catapult?

Wrap one rubber band around the paper cup 1-inch below the lip of the cup until it is tight, but not bending the cup. Hold the spoon upright by the handle with the scoop on top. Lift the rubber band while sliding the handle of the plastic spoon in between the rubber band and the cup with the back…

What materials were used to build a catapult?

Historically catapults where made with timber, rocks for weight, and ropes made from animal sinew. Later as metal working because more advanced metal parts where substituted for those parts of the mechanism that had high loads.

What do need to make a catapult?

In order to make a catapult you will also need a piece of stiff leather (Cut from an old boot is fine) and some whipping twine, strong thread, fishing line or dental floss to hold it all together.

How to make a ruler catapult?

A ruler catapult can be made by attaching the bulldog clip to the end of the ruler and then attaching the rubber band to the clip. Pulling back the rubber band puts energy into it; putting a tightly-rolled ball of paper into the end of the rubber band, and then letting it go, releases this energy very quickly, and the paper may go shooting off.