Introduction: Easiest Mini Catapult Ever

A catapult is a device in which built-up tension is suddenly released to shoot an object into the distance. The good news is that now you can create one in less than a minute with less than a dollar's worth of supplies. Think of all of the amazing things you could hurl into the great beyond of your office!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

You will need:

* 3 rubberbands

* 10 popsicle sticks (the wider kind are better, but the skinny ones are fine, too)

Step 2: Bind Your Base

Stack 8 of your popsicle sticks on top of each other and bind firmly with a rubberband on one end -- about an inch of the way from the tip.

Repeat on the other side of the stack of sticks.

Step 3: Prepare the Arm

Take your remaining 2 popsicle sticks and bind together on one end (about an inch from the tip again). Bind them as firmly as you can without snapping the rubber band.

Step 4: Finish the Arm

Wedge one of the popsicle sticks in the arm piece through the 2 bottom popsicle sticks of your base. Push the arm through as far as it can go. Push slightly past the point of resistance.

Step 5: Ready to Launch!

Now you've got a cool catapult. For added stability, you could glue a pop cap onto the arm for your ammo.

Step 6: Gather Your Supplies