Friday, April 20, 2012

How to Make a Marshmallow Catapult

how to make a marshmallow catapult

Little J's school recently had a math and science night.  It was an impressive and fun evening.  He and another friend went off together to do various activities and he's still talking about it.  One activity they didn't get to do was to make a marshmallow catapult.  We found this video that describes how to make one like he saw that night.

marshmallow catapult

a wire coat hanger
2 rubber bands
a plastic spoon
mini marshmallows

marshmallow catapult

It took a few attempts for the kids to get the hang of shooting a marshmallow across the room.  However, once they did it was quite a fun thing for them to try to hit different objects.  We experimented with making the rubber band looser and tighter and using regular marshmallows and mini marshmallows (the regular ones don't work too well). 


Linking to: For the Kids Friday, TGIF!, Sharing Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, Link and Learn, Science Sunday, ABC and 123


Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Neat! I still want to try catapults here, but this is one of those "one day" projects :) This one, however, is easier than many others I saw, so maybe the day will come sooner.

Phyllis said...

I can tell that you guys are ready for some summer fun!

Anonymous said...

This was great fun! Perfect rainy day activity. We used bean bags to weight down the catapult for "hands free" launching.

Anonymous said...

What fun!! I love that its all stuff you have around the house!

Mrs. Darling said...

If you are like me and don't have wire hangers, you can also make a catapult with craft sticks and clothespins and a spoon.

Marie said...

What a fun idea! My girls love marshmallows so much, I think they would all get eaten before anything else!

Carrie said...

How fun!! I love the idea. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!