Introduction: Makedo Catapult

About: Makedo is a series of safe cardboard construction tools purposely designed for kids to imagine and build the world they want to see.
We are massive fans of Angry Birds. Who isn’t? So in honor of the most popular game of the century, we created this Angry Birds inspired Catapult out of recycled materials and Makedo parts available at

Watch the video to see the birds in action.

Step 1: Find

Source tea boxes and an egg carton to make your bird and pig characters. For the catapult you will need a tissue box, a paper tube cut in half, a plastic lid, a cd and an elastic band.

Step 2: Punch & Connect

To create the catapult, punch a hole in the ends of your paper tube. On the top of  your paper tube, connect a lid using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips. This is where you will launch your Angry Birds. Connect a Re-pin to the bottom hole. This is the other end to loop the elastic when the tube is positioned in the tissue box.

Step 3: Hinge

Connect the paper tube to the tissue box using a Makedo Hinge, Re-pins and Re-clips. The hinge will give the catapult its swinging movement.

Step 4: Connect

Use the Makedo Safe-saw and punch a hole in the side of the tissue box, below the catapult. Place a Makedo Re-pin through the hole and connect an elastic band from the inside of the tissue box. Loop the elastic band over the bottom of the catapult arm.

Step 5: Build

To make your Angry Birds characters, cut up the egg carton to make features for its eyes and beak. Use the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw to punch a hole in the small tea box and egg carton eyes. Connect the carton eyes to the body using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips.

Step 6: Build

To make the Green Pigs, cut out a cardboard nose in an oval shape and use Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips to connect to the body.

Step 7: Draw

To give your Birds and Pigs more character, draw eyes and add other features such as eyebrows to them.

Step 8: Complete

Your Angry Birds are now ready to be launched! Use boxes from around your home to stack into towers that the Green Pigs can hide in. But not for long...