Introduction: Catapult Out of Two Paper Clips

The latest in weapons technology... okay, maybe not, but it is a great little catapult about 2 inches long that can lob a small wad of paper over 3 feet! I started inventing them 2 days before making this instructable, and have made quite a few different variations since then. I'm sorry the pictures are so bad, but the camera I'm using has a really bad macro. Don't forget to leave comments!

Step 1: Things You Will Need

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Step 2: The Base

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Step 3: The Throwing Arm

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Step 4: Using It

To put it all together:

1. Double-loop the rubber band, then slip it onto the short end of the throwing arm.

2. Put the rubber band onto the base.

3. Put the pivots of the throwing arm into the hooks of the base. The rubber band should hold it firmly in place.

4. Put your fingers as shown in the second picture.

5. Carefully load the paper wad onto the long end of the throwing arm.

6. Let go of the throwing arm and watch the paper wad fly!