Here's the catapult! (For the Angry Birds game for the school fair.)
I was able to scrounge enough stuff around the house and didn't need to buy a single thing!
I used an old wood box for the base. Two of Magoo's building blocks for the sides. A bamboo skewer for the axis. A wooden spoon for the launcher (and a wooden block, b/c the spoon was tooo thin to drill a hole through.) I clipped some hanger wire for the brace at the top and two rubber bands. (Various screws and hooks were used as well - all found in the basement.) And viola'! A catapult!
(I should add that it helps to have an electric drill and a Dremel tool.)
This should be much easier for the youngsters to use.
Here's Magoo in action.
Happy Monday, Everyone!