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The Teeny-Tiny Popsicle Stick Catapult

 

The Teeny-Tiny Popsicle Stick catapult is a project that I had a lot of fun with and it took me about an hour to make. All it takes is a few popsicle sticks, some masking tape, a piece of rubber band and a square of paper for the cup.

 

teeny tiny catapult

 

I have made a complete tutorial for this catapult. It is pretty easy to build and I suggest you go ahead and make yourself two of them so you can have a competitition with your friends.

 

 

 

 

catapult video

Just for fun I made a video of me shooting off a projectile into a Lord of the Rings Mug.

The Teeny-Tiny Catapult firing into a Lord of the Rings Mug.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have seen my other tutorial on making a Geodesic Catapult then you are familiar with the process of using popsicle sticks to make a catapult. There are a couple of small differences in this assembly. I cut the ends off of the popsicle sticks so they tape together stronger and I cut some sticks in half.

catapult base

Here is a picture of the base of the catapult so you can get an idea of how the assembly started. From here you just buildl it up and use plenty of tape to make it stronger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make up your own games for this project

The fun thing about this little catapult is that you can make up your own little games and competititions. See who can shoot the furthers or see who can shoot the most accurate. You can make a little game with a time limit and see who can make the most mug shots in the time allotted. You can even set up little figurines of each persons army and then attack! Last figurine standing wins!

 

The Catapult GameI have made a fun game with this catapult called "Storm The Castle -The Tiny Catapult Game -

Learn how to make this project on the project page The Catapult Game - Storm The Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000 Woodsies Craft Sticks

  • Natural raw wood
  • Birch wood, non food safe
  • Great for use in classroom projects, party crafts, and camp crafts
  • Ideal for crafters, teachers, and students

 

 

Craft Stick Mania

Popsicle sticks have been a staple of easy and creative fun for as long as there have been popsicles. A little glue, paint or other things can really set the creative wheels in motion. Here is a book of more projects with craft sticks

Look What You Can Make With Craft Sticks: Over 80 Pictured Crafts and Dozens of Other Ideas (Craft)

 

 

BOOKS

Want to build a bigger, better, more powerful or fancier catapult? There are some great books available to you. These books, available at Amazon.com will help take your catapult building to new heights! Pun intended!

Catapult Design, Construction And Competition With the Projectile Throwing Engines of the Ancients

 

 

 

Book: the Art of the catapult

The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery - Nice book that shows you how to build ten different catapult projects, moderate wood working and pvc piping kind of stuff. Good book with complete instructions and materials lists.

Buy from Amazon.com: The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery

Book: Backyard Ballistics

Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices Want to get a little more creative? This book is off the hook!

Buy From Amazon.com Backyard Ballistics: Build Potato Cannons, Paper Match Rockets, Cincinnati Fire Kites, Tennis Ball Mortars, and More Dynamite Devices

 

Whoosh Boom Splat: The Garage Warrior's Guide to Building Projectile Shooters

These are the homemade machines that you've dreamed of building, from the high-voltage Night Lighter 36 spud gun to the Jam Jar Jet, the Marshmallow Shooter, and the Yagua Blowgun. Including detailed diagrams and supply lists, Gurstelle's simple, step-by-step instructions help workshop warriors at any skill level achieve impressively powerful results.

 

Adventures from the Technology Underground

Adventures from the Technology Underground: Catapults, Pulsejets, Rail Guns, Flamethrowers, Tesla Coils, Air Cannons, and the Garage Warriors Who Love Them

 

 

 

Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things

Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things: How to Turn a Penny into a Radio, Make a Flood Alarm with an Aspirin, Change Milk into Plastic, Extract Water and Electricity ... a TV with Your Ring, and Other Amazing Feats

 

 

 

Gonzo Gizmos

Gonzo Gizmos: Projects & Devices to Channel Your Inner Geek - It's possible to use optics to roast a hot dog without electricity or a stove; to make a simple radio with just an iron, a few basic circuits and three shiny pennies; and to assemble a simple steam-powered boat with a plastic bottle, a candle, copper tubing and a nail. Of course, only die-hard science nerds would attempt these projects.

 

 


Kits and More Siege Engine Projects

Another Interesting Project: How to Build a Trebuchet

Make a trebuchetThe Trebuchet was a unique siege engine of the middle ages. It was extraordinarily powerful and was easier for military engineers to build because it used gravity as the energy source. I also have a complete project on how to make the Little Dragon Trebuchet.

 

 

Amazon.com also has catapult kits you can build

 

Catapult Kit - The Goblin (Will's Catapult kit)

StormTheCastle.com has it's very own goblin catapult for sale on amazon.com You can check it out by rolling over the text or clicking to go to the amazon site.

 

 

CatapultCatapult Kit Lay Siege To The Doghouse! Right after you build your own working medieval catapult. All you'll need is glue, scissors and a steady hand to construct this wooden, Canadian-made siege engine kit. The finished catapult stands 6" tall x 5" wide x 10" long and will toss assorted stuff (meatballs?) 15 feet or further, depending upon the stuff. Comes with detailed instructions.

 

 

 

 

What good is a catapult if you don't have a castle to attack!

Make a paper and cardboard castle

I have another project you might like. It is the Paper Castle and it has everything you could want in a castle making project including all the art work you can download. You just follow the instructions and make it yourself with some glue and cereal boxes. Build a Paper and Cardboard Castle It also has a learning sheet that helps to learn about castles when you are building it.

 

 

 

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