Catapults are historical weapons made to throw projectiles farther than a individual could independently. These weapons operate like levers together with the foundation acting as the fulcrum for your arm to pivot from. It’s possible to earn a tiny version of a catapult with many common household items. This is an enjoyable science and engineering project for children of all ages to comprehend simple machines.
Assembling a Catapult out of Popsicle Sticks
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Collect the things required to construct your catapult. Creating a popsicle stick catapult requires a couple of supplies.
7 popsicle sticks
A bottle cap out of a gallon jug (milk jug)
Hot glue gun
Little objects to start such as cotton balls or marshmallows
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Produce the foundation of the catapult. Stack 5 popsicle sticks along with each other ensuring they’re neatly piled. Use a rubber band on each end to ensure the sticks on the two ends of the piles.
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Create the arm. Use the remaining two popsicle sticks to create the arm. Lay both sticks in addition to one another and fasten them one end with a rubber ring. Be certain that the rubber ring is wrapped in the end of their sticks. 
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Connect the arm into the bottom. Pull the ends of the rods that’s not held with the rubber ring apart and add the 5-stick base vertical between them.
Twist the five sticks between both which are held along with the rubber till they are about one-half inch off from the rubber band holding the rods of the arm together.
The foundation becomes the pivot point for the racket arm.
The 2 sticks will be split at a”V” shape. Pick 1 rod to be the arm of the catapult and another will break on the floor with the five rod heap as steady foundation.
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Secure the arm into the bottom with another rubber band. Wrap a rubber band round the base and arm.
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Glue the jar cap . Use the hot glue gun to attach the bottle cap into the arm of the catapult. Glue the cap into the end of the popsicle stick for a basket to maintain your projectile. 
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Try out your catapult. Put a projectile from the jar cap to be found. Gently pull the arm of the racket while still holding the foundation for insertion. Give up the arm and the projectile will start in the air.
Angle the catapult to take different directions.
Creating a Handheld Plastic Spoon Catapult
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Gather your own supplies. To earn a handheld catapult with a plastic spoon, then you have to gather a few supplies. 
Old fashioned clothes pin (clothing pin having a rounded top)
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Glue the spoon into the clothespin. Squeeze hot glue to the clothespin between both prongs of the clothespin. Add the grip end of the spoon between both prongs and to the paste. Hold firmly for 30 seconds for the adhesive to set.
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Tape the clothespin. Wrap electrical tape around the exterior of the clothespin in which the spoon expands. This will provide the catapult a little excess support.
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Utilize your catapult. Use little items such as marshmallows or pom poms to start with your catapult. Hold your handwriting together with the clothespin side and the spoon wind up. Place the projectile from the spoon, then gently bend back it, and then launch. 
Consider preparing a bucket or goal to aim at.