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Craft Stick Catapult STEM activity for kids

Craft Stick Catapult STEM activity for kids

The summer holidays are rushing by like they always do. We have been busy outside in the garden, enjoying the warm weather. We couldn’t resist making these fun craft stick catapults. They don’t need many items to make them and are a fun STEM activity for kids. We thought we would share the process for making simple craft stick catapults, why not decorate them and set up a competition to see how far you can catapult!

Craft stick catapult supplies:

9 popsicle or craft sticks

5 rubber bands

1 plastic spoon

Small ball to fit inside the spoon (we used foam balls)

Craft Stick Catapult STEM activity for kids

How to make a craft stick catapult:

Attach the spoon to one of the craft sticks using two rubber bands. You need to make sure that the bend in the spoon handle is over the end of the craft stick. One rubber band will need to be at the base of the handle.

Craft Stick Catapult STEM activity for kids

Place the other band about ½ inch – 1 inch from the end of the craft stick (depending on what size stick you are using).

Craft Stick Catapult STEM activity for kids

Secure 7 of the craft sticks together using two of the rubber bands.

Craft Stick Catapult STEM activity for kids

Place one craft stick underneath the craft stick with the spoon attached to it, and secure them together with a rubber band.

Craft Stick Catapult STEM activity for kids

Gently separate the two craft sticks, and push the stack of 7 craft sticks through them.

Craft Stick Catapult STEM activity for kids

Place a small ball into the spoon, and press down on the tip of the spoon to launch.

Craft Stick Catapult STEM activity

Why not decorate your craft stick catapult and set up a competition to see how far you can catapult!

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