Ice Cream Stick Craft Catapult: Activity For Kids

What do you do if you have too many enemies and a number of leftover ice cream sticks? Build a catapult of course—and have a ball of a time while doing so with this amazing ice cream stick craft catapult! Teach your child about launchers and help him/her construct a simple catapult in less than no time!

This activity will:

  • Enhance your child’s coordination
  • Give your child a creativity boost
  • Keep him/her away from TV/Smartphone

Parental involvement: High

Duration: 15 minutes

Skills Acquired: Play, Thinking, Discover


Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Ice cream sticks
  2. Paint
  3. Paint brush
  4. Rubber bands
  5. Bottle cap
  6. Tape

Instructions for Ice Cream Stick Craft Catapult:

  1. Paint 7 ice cream sticks and leave them to dry.
  2. Bunch five sticks together with rubber bands on both ends.
  3. String two more sticks with  a rubber band on one end.
  4. Place the bigger bundle between the two sticks and tie them.
  5. Stick a bottle cap to the upper stick.
  6. Place light materials in the cap, press it downwards and release it.

Up, up, and away!

If your child enjoyed this ice cream stick craft activity, then he/she is sure to love our Little Scientist box—loaded with engaging activities and experiments on science!

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Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

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