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How to make the simplest hand-held catapult in the world for less than a dollar!

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This  is a simple and easy catapult that can be used for fun or just as a project (school, etc.). What's great is that it only costs roughly one dollar to make. CHEAP!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Plastic coat hanger

Metal coat hanger (may need tape)

Tape

2 minutes

Step 2: How to: Plastic

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If using a plastic hanger, then all you need to do is place the object being launched on the part of the hanger with the most area, hold it, pull back, and release. If your hanger doesn't have a part with a lot of area, then wrap an end in tape until the desirable area is reached.

Step 3: How to: Metal

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If you use a metal hanger, more than likely, you will need to wrap it in tape to give it some area. When you feel it is good enough to launch, the follow the easy steps in step 2.

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There you have it. The world's easiest, and cheapest hand-held catapult. Enjoy!!!