How Do You Make A Catapult With Popsicle Sticks?

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Playing with your children and having fun doesn't always have to involve dollhouses or wrestling on the floor. One fun project you can work on with your family is building a catapult with Popsicle sticks. This simple project can be put together quickly and can help create the backdrop for larger Popsicle worlds and potential battles. Make more than one and hold challenges to see who can hurl grapes the farthest, or who has the strongest marble thrower. Any small object will do and opens a world of possibilities for playtime. Make a platform for the catapult by laying 10 sticks side by side. Place a support stick on top, perpendicular to the direction of the other sticks about an inch in from the edge. Place a second support one inch in from the other edge. Glue into place and let dry. Create a small wall by lining up five sticks. Cut a sixth stick in half and glue to the small wall in the same manner as the main platform, with each support stick one inch in from the sides. Glue and ... more
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