catapult out of wooden tongue depressors

02/04/2017 Plastic , Recycling , Wood 670 Views

Have you noticed that the children examined by doctors hate the most examination of the throat?As soon as they see that the doctor takes a wooden stick they start to act nervous, wiggle and think how to avoid it. They are actually most afraid of that particular wooden stick because they associate them with discomfort they had in early childhood when the first review of the throat had been carried out. The best way to get rid of this unjustified fear is to show them that these sticks can be very useful and interesting. Make a catapult out of wooden tongue depressors.


Step 1

wooden tongue depressors and rubber

wooden tongue depressors and rubber

For making acatapult out of wooden tongue depressors you will need 7 wooden and a couple of rubbers to connect sticks.


Step 2

4 wooden tongue depressors

For start, take four wooden sticks…


Step 3

connecting wooden sticks with a rubber

Connect them by winding up a rubber band on one end.


Step 4

sticks connected with a rubber band

Repeat the same process on the other end. In this way, you will connect four sticks into one group.


Step 5

connecting wooden sticks with a rubber

Leave this aside and take the remaining two sticks and tie a rubber band on one end. In this way, you will connect two sticks at one end.


Step 6

connecting wooden sticks with a rubber

Now spread the free ends of these two sticks and in between push the four sticks that you have previously fixed, as in Fig.


Step 7

connecting wooden sticks with a rubber

Secure the sticks in this position by cross-linking them with a rubber. You’ve already got the basis of a catapult.


Step 8

applying hot glue on a wooden stick

Every catapult has a cart with the missile, so does this one. Plastic cap will serve for this. At the one arm of the catapult apply some hot glue…


Step 9

Gluing plastic cap on a wooden stick

… and then glue the plastic cap. Do not glue the plastic cap to the very edge of the wooden stick. Leave some room for the finger to trigger the catapult. Keep the cap in this position until glue cools and hardens.


Step 10

catapult out of wooden tongue depressors

And that`s it, catapult is ready to fight kids` fear ofwooden tongue depressors.

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