DIY popsicle stick catapult free instructions

I found the picture on Pinterest from 4hbakerco.blogspot.com but there were no instructions so I just winged it. Here’s what I did:

diy popsicle stick catapult free instructions

diy popsicle stick catapult free instructions

You will need

8 popsicle sticks

4 elastics

1 bottle cap

pom-poms to catapult across the living room or at your older brother

The Dollar Store has a bag of popsicle sticks for $1 so buy in bulk. If you have kids, you need popsicle sticks. The elastics I used are the “ouchless” hair elastics for my daughter, again buy in bulk. They’re $4 for 100, roughly.

Instructions

Assemble 6 popsicle sticks together with an elastic on one end (or both ends if you prefer but I didn’t find it necessary).

Make a “T” with the remaining 2 sticks, one under the bundle, one over.

Attach with 2 elastics.

slide elastic this way and loop it on the diagonal.

slide elastic this way and loop it on the diagonal.

now twist elastic around "T" part to hold in place.  Do the same with an elastic from the other side.

now twist elastic around “T” part to hold in place. Do the same with an elastic from the other side.

Pinch the end shut with another elastic.

Glue a bottle cap to the top, leaving a little stick sticking out to flick with your finger as indicated by the arrows in the first picture.

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