OK, I thought I had all my packing peanut play in yesterdays post, but I forgot to show my sons catapult invention. It was so fun watching him build and create. This is a simple design that is really quick and easy to make.
All you need is a glue gun, a sturdy plastic spoon, vintage wooden clothes pin, and colored electrical tape. Kaleb loves his low temperature glue gun and I love watching his creative process. He squeezed the hot glue into the center of the clothes pin and inserted the handle of the spoon. Once it was cool, he wrapped the glued area with colored electrical tape.
So quick and easy. He made 5 of his catapults so we could all go outside and shoot packing peanuts into a tub of water.
Since packing peanuts are light weight we found that they flew better when we crumpled them into a ball. The kids has lots of fun playing, and soon they were creating games to see who was the best shoot. Even my little toddlers got into it by carrying packing peanuts on the catapult and dumping then into the water. So cute.