Hello peeps. Check out this catapult paper airplane. It’s a goodie, and a quickie (hurrah!), and kept my very determined son quite busy today! The idea comes from The Usborne Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do which we currently have out from the library.
Simply make a regular paper plane using a smallish piece of paper (10x15cm). Then punch a hole in the bottom and thread through a laggy band.
Next, grab a stick or a pencil to use as a launcher. Hook the elastic band to the top of the stick, pull back the plane and let go!
It’s pretty quick and fires a surprisingly long way so get ready to duck!
I think this is a 3+ activity as it requires a good bit of hand/eye coordination. I just made a regular paper plane for my littlest boy, he was pleased as punch with it and didn’t feel left out so that’s cool.
Apparently they even taste good!
If you want a full ‘how-to’ then let me know and I’ll put one up. I attempted to get an ‘action’ shot today but failed miserably so will try again tomorrow.
Off topic: I joined ohdeedoh’s big blog family today. Sarah Rae Trover wrote a lovely piece so check it out!