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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QfOu8tzS7s
- Rubber bands
- Popsicle sticks
- Tape or Hot glue
- 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!