Sunday, April 21, 2013


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Want a simple machine to make with your children? 
                 Try a catapult.
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It’s simply made with clothespins, tongue depressors, a piece of
wood and milk jug lids.  I glued it all together and set it out with
targets and pom poms for shooting.
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We started using the catapult on the floor and quickly discovered
the piece of wood was too light so we needed to use one hand to
hold it in place.
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But we learned to work together to hold it in place and still make
the pom poms go flying.
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The next day we moved the catapult to a table and taped it down. 
But before doing that I had to staple the milk jug caps to the tongue
depressors because they kept coming off.
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Thanks to Go Kid Yourself for this wonderful idea.