Snowball Catapult Experiment

snowball catapult


  • Wide lolly sticks
  • Elastic bands
  • Table Tennis Ball or pom poms
  • Double sided tape
  • Milk bottle top
  • Tape measure


  1. Take 6 lolly sticks and place them on top of each other.
  2. Twist an elastic band around each end to hold them in place.
  3. Place another stick above and one below the stack of 6 so they make a cross shape.
  4. Tie an elastic band around the middle of the cross.
  5. Twist another elastic band around the bottom of two sticks.
  6. Attach a milk bottle top using double sided tape or strong blue.


Experiment with pom poms and table tennis balls, which fly the furthest? Can you knock down a stack of paper cups?

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