Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Instructional Writing-How to make a catapult Week 3

Today Room 7 Created and made ice-block popsicle stick catapults. 

The equipment we used were:

  • 8 popsicle sticks
  • 2 jumbo popsicle sticks
  • 3 rubber bands 
  • and cubes or teddy bears to fling around using thrust
Step 1: Place 8 popsicle sticks together stacked up high. Use 2 rubber bands on each side to tie the popsicle sticks together.

Step 2: Put the 2 jumbo popsicle stick in between the 8 popsicle sticks. 1 of them goes at the bottom and the other goes at the top. 

Step 3: Tie your 2 jumbo sticks tightly with a rubber band and now you're ready to fling cubes, teddy bears or paper! 

Amelia enjoying creating her popsicle catapult!

Jeremy creating his catapult using 3 rubber bands 

Matheus, David and Hohepa creating their catapults!

Nessie making her catapult....

Final product! Everyone has named there catapults and were ready to show some of the Pohutukawa classes how to make them =)


  1. Thanks for sharing the instructions to make popsicle catapults, I look forward to making some too. Do you think I could use them with water balloons during the summer holidays?

    1. That's fine. Yeah i think water balloons would be a great idea during summer! haha.