Craft Stick Catapult

Who else is ready for Spring break? Ya, me neither! Luckily, I’ve got a bunch of fun busy activities for kids planned, so I won’t be hearing ‘I’m bored’ constantly. This Craft Stick Catapult is super easy to make – and really quick, too! The kids especially loved how they could customize it to be ‘their own’. Check it out!

Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!

I loved this month’s craft lighting theme: busy activities for kids! We could all use some of these in our parenting arsenal, especially with the kids out of school soon. My kids are out a whole week – crazy! I’m excited for the play time we’ll get, but for the moments when I need to get some work done, I can rely on these fantastic ideas.

Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!

Supplies – per catapult

  • 7 Craft Sticks
  • Markers or paint (if wanting to color the sticks)
  • 5 Rubber bands
  • Hot glue/gun
  • Bottom half of plastic Easter egg
  • Ammo (pom poms, marshallows, etc.)

Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!

Directions

  1. Color the craft sticks with paint or markers, if desired. Allow to dry.
  2. Stack 5 craft sticks together, then use a rubber band on each end to tightly secure them together. Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!
  3. Slide one craft stick above the bottom stick in the stack and pull through. Use a rubber band to secure the last craft stick on top of this one, at the end. Make sure it’s a bit loose, so it can stretch as you pull back the catapult. Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project! Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!
  4. To keep it steady and secure, use the last 2 rubber bands to create an X around the middle of the catapult, leaving a little loose so you can adjust it. Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!
  5. Use a dab of hot glue to secure the Easter egg half as a bowl to the launching end of the catapult. Allow to dry, then aim away! Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!  Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!

See, a super easy kid’s craft you can make, then enjoy for hours! Let them draw their own ‘target’ and have them practice their aim – show them how you can adjust the length of the stick and it will affect how high/far the ammo goes. Fun AND learning at the same time!

Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!

Now head over and see the other fantastic busy bag crafts to keep kids happy with this month’s Craft Lightning!

Craft Stick Catapult / by BusyMomsHelper.com / a great busy activity for kids / super easy kids craft project!

Other fun kid activities you may like…

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DIY Travel Coloring Tote / by Busy Mom's Helper #craft #kidstravel #coloring #roadtrip

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