Introduction: Making a Rubber Band Catapult


This was a pretty neat project to work on. There were several projects I had in mind, but some of them need pliers or something of similar strength in order to break the popsicle sticks, but not even has random pliers lying around so I with this catapult. I thought that the fact that it has to mainly use the rubberbands as a way of holding everything together was pretty neat. Not to mention that the power the catapult gives is also fairly strong. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

I originally learned from this Youtube video:


  • Rubber bands
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tape or Hot glue
  • Foil
  • Spoon (optional)

Step 1: Step 1

Wrap about 6 sticks with a rubber-band near the end.

Step 2: Step 2

Slide another poppsicle stick between the last bottom stick and the rest on top.

Step 3: Step 3

Wrap the other side afterwards.

Step 4: Step 4

Tape or glue the cap onto an unused stick. (Skip this step if you're using a plastic spoon instead.)

Step 5: Step 5

Wrap the bottom of the stick (Or spoon) with the shorter end of the Catapult.

Step 6: Step 6 (Optional)

Decorate as you like! You can also do this before Step 5, or you can simply take off the top if it is in the way.

Step 7: Step 7

Rip and ball up the foil to make cannon shots!

Step 8: Finished!

Put it together and practice shooting into cups!

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