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This DIY Marshmallow Catapult is a creative STEM activity for kids with sweet rewards! Kids will love catapulting mini marshmallows and eating them.
Do you remember making popsicle stick catapults when you were a kid? This DIY Marshmallow Catapult is an easy catapult kids can make on their own with just popsicle sticks and rubber bands!
The fun part is catapulting mini marshmallows and trying to catch them! Afterwards you can count how many you’ve caught and eat them as a treat!
Can my kids make this popsicle stick catapult by themselves?
If your kids can tie rubber bands around sticks, they sure can make this marshmallow stick catapult on their own! There isn’t any glue or difficult tools required. You will need a spoon and you can use any that bends easily not just a wooden one.
How is this DIY catapult a fun STEM activity for kids?
According to Wikipedia a catapult is a device that launches projectile at a great distance without explosives. It uses the “sudden release of stored energy to propel its payload.
How is this catapult a fun STEM activity for kids? You can make your own as we showed here with popsicle sticks and the the spoon as the object that launches items at a distance. You can test different spoons. Ask your kids, does the weight impact the distance the object is thrown? Does the type and weight of object impact how far it lands? Or does how far back you pull the spoon impact distance as well?
DIY MARSHMALLOW CATAPULT – MATERIALS:
10 Popsicle sticks
1 Wooden or plastic spoon
4 Rubber bands