Game

Catapult!

Catapult!
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Have fun launching small things across the room.

Time
20 minutes
Ages
24 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 6 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • 4 sets Disposable chopsticks (or 6 popsicle sticks)
  • 4 Rubber bands
  • 1 Milk gallon cap
  • Duct tape
  • small toys or cotton balls (for launching :))

Steps

  1. Secure two sets of chopsticks (or four popsicle sticks) together on both ends with a rubber band.
  2. Rubber band two more sets of chopstick on one end. (or two different popsicle sticks)
  3. Slide the set that is rubber-banded on both ends between the set that is rubber-banded on one end.
  4. Rubber band the two sets together.
  5. Use duct tape to tape the milk gallon cap on the end of one of the sets of chopsticks (one of the two separated ones).
  6. Tape the other separated chopstick to a table or another flat surface.
  7. Put an object in the milk gallon cap, push the chopsticks down and release! Enjoy again and again :)

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