Make a catapult

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Make a catapult - we actually used pens instead of sticks - they worked just as well and did not cost anything. The kids loved making these - they are very effective, simple and fun. Use mini marshmallows, scrunched up paper, bits of potato etc as missiles.


Pens, elastic bands, plastic spoon


Using elastic bands make a simple catapult. Let the individuals experiment with projection by moving the spoon, adding different sized missiles, etc.


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