Pencil Catapult

No. 2 pencils get used for thousands of things like writing, writing, and even more writing. After many years of school, these yellow devils show themselves everywhere, even when you don't need them. So, in order to combat the rise of these overpopulated pencils, you must use them for a non-typical purpose... LIKE A CATAPULT!!! With a few pencils, a handful of rubber bands, and some patience, even you can make a pencil catapult that will launch any small object through the air!

Supplies:

  • (12) No. 2 pencils
  • Lots of rubber bands
  • A plastic spoon
  • Hot glue gun

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Step 1: Building the Front Pt. 1

Start by constructing the base with two pencils parallel to each other. Then, wrap a pencil perpendicularly to the two parallel pencils with one or two rubber bands. Finally, at each end of the perpendicular pencil, wrap another pencil perpendicularly.

Step 2: Building the Front Pt. 2

Slide one rubber band on both end pencils(The rubber band should be at the bottom of the two pencils that are side by side). Once that rubber band is in, another pencil should be attached to the two ends of the perpendicular pencil. One more pencil should be attached to the top ends of the two perpendicular pencils

Step 3: Building the Sides Pt. 1

Stick a pencil on each top corner(the top should be the pencil in the red). Now the base should be at a 45 degree angle.

Step 4: Building the Sides Pt. 2

One pencil should be added to both of the bottom corners. The ends of each side pencil should be connected. The sides should resemble a triangle.

Step 5: Completing the Catapult

Both sides should be connected by one more pencil. This back pencil should be at the back corners of the triangular sides. This should stabilize the catapult! Put the end of a spoon on the top of the side by side pencils. This should make it easier to launch objects.

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