Keeping it Simple: Caterpillar Catapult {Kids Craft}

Friday, June 7, 2013

Caterpillar Catapult {Kids Craft}

We went to summer reading this past week and they made a super fun craft that I had to share with you.  The theme is dig into reading, so they had a bug theme.  They made a little caterpillar catapult using two cups, a balloon, pipe cleaner and pom poms.  
caterpillar catapult
This is how they made it (sorry the pictures were taken with my phone):
They took two plastic cups and cut holes in the bottom of both.
caterpillar catapult (4)
Then they took a balloon and cut off the long skinny end and put the balloon over one of the cups.  
caterpillar catapult (1)
Then they put the other cup into the other cup, making sure the balloon came out of the hole a little.  
caterpillar catapult (3)
Then they added a pipe cleaner for a handle (it's really more for show).
caterpillar catapult (5)
The caterpillar is just three pom poms glued together.  
caterpillar catapult (6)
Make sure the caterpillar goes into the balloon, then pull it back and let the caterpillar fly.  Here are a videosto show you how they work.  They are so much fun!!  You can have contests and see who can launch the caterpillar the furthest.  


I would love it if you followed along.

4 comments:

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

this is darling definitely need do this with the nieces

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Oh my! My boys would LOVE this! Thanks for linking up to the Summer Inspiration Party!

Danielle said...

Cute and fun! Totally want to make this with Kayla :)

The Mimi said...

I had my kids make this in my church Primary class for the lesson on forgiveness! Yep, go figure that one out! They loved them! So much fun! Thanks!