When the grandkids have days off from school for Easter vacation, it’s time to get busy on a craft at Camp Grandma.
Making catapults starting with popsicle sticks and hot glue teach engineering skills. After studying all the pictures, they each created a different type of launching catapult. Many of the items used were scavenged from around the house like baggie clips, bottle caps, and plastic spoons.
– Popsicle Sticks
– Hot Glue
– Plastic Spoons
– Rubber bands
– Bottle Caps
– Masking Tape
– Baggy Clips
The boys decided Easter themed bunnies and chicks would be fun to launch. No animals were harmed in the process. Their creative engineering added a Chicken Coop and Bunny Pen for keeping them safe when stored in the catapults. Grandma loved not having any sticky Easter candy or marshmallow mess to clean up.
After the grandkids super glued pompoms together, they added feathers for tails and ears. Puffy paints on the eyes and mouths turned them into wild looking characters and prompted funny names like Humphrey, Puffy, and Smalls.
The animals needed a target and hitting an Easter basket proved very challenging. This gave them an idea to see whose catapult sent their fuzzy animals the farthest. They spent the rest of the afternoon launching at targets outside on the lawn. A distance of almost 20 feet made this Camp Grandma a success.