Most recently, we were at the Frank Shorter Kids Fun Run for Health where we met several amazing inventors that created unique designs for desktop catapults. This fun activity is best when you simply put the materials out, and let kids go wild. They will invent, iterate and problem solve. You can set up your own targets using cups and bowls, or the sink – or your mom (as long as the ammo is a marshmallow or a nice, soft pom pom!)
Yep, that’s it. If you want to get fancy, you could add:
- Alligator Clips
- Clothes pins
You can also visit our Pinterest page to see more complicated designs.
(Thanks to FrugalFun4Boys.com for the example here.)