How to make a catapult: simple options for crafts
How to diversify the leisure of the child? Offer him something new, yet unknown. Remember what kind of toys you played as a child, and think what would be interesting for a boy. Voynushki, army, catapults, heavy artillery - all this attracts boys. Therefore, we will talk about a mini-catapult for games.
Catapult in "kinship" with a slingshot. Do you know how to make a catapult in a smaller version? In real form, a formidable and serious weapon, in a reduced form - an interesting toy for children. Can a boy do without such a device in battle? Make a toy catapult is simple, but not always under the force of the child. Here comes to the aid of a mother who is truly an expert - and build a dollhouse, and help with a catapult.
The idea of co-creation is a great chance to spend time together, get closer with the child. Offer your son to build a catapult together and overcome difficulties, prompting him how to make a catapult step by step.
For the design will be useful:
- The basis for a catapult is a wooden block or slab.
- The mechanism of the catapult. Clothespin may be suitable. It is better to take wood, as it is stronger than plastic.
- The shoulder is a wooden or plastic ice cream stick.
- Saddle - bottle cap.
- PVA glue.
How does the design process
So, how to make a catapult? The assembly consists of three stages:
- First, the clothespin is glued to the base.
- On a clothespin put a stick from a popsicle and fasten them.
- Taking the bottle cap, apply it to the stick, retreating from the edge by 0.3-0.5 mm, and put it on the glue.
Catapult of the boards at home
How to make a catapult for children's games and which option to choose, read on.
There are many ways to design catapults. Check out another option for outdoor games. Remember that a catapult, even a toy, cannot be 100% safe for a child, therefore never leave children alone with such devices.
You can make such a toy in 40-60 minutes, and for the construction you will need:
- Fixed door hinge - 1 pc.
- Mounting corner - 1 pc.
- Bolt and screw with ring - 4 pcs.
- Rope or rope for tension - 1.3-1.5 m.
- Can - 1 pc.
- Screws or screws.
- Planed boards 100x50 mm.
From the tools prepare the saw, screwdriver, drill.
The process of constructing a catapult from the boards
The scheme for making a homemade catapult at home is as follows:
- Saw 3 blanks from the boards: the base of the catapult is 1500 mm; fixed front strut - 650 mm; movable lever - 750 mm.
- Connect the movable lever with the base of the furniture hinge, retreating from the rear end of the bottom board 600 mm.
- Attach the front rack to the end of the main board with screws. For strength from the inside, you can install the mounting corner, holding the design on the screws.
- Attach a tin can to the top of the lever for a throwing object.
- Do not forget to screw the screws into the pre-drilled holes: two on the ends of the board, which plays the role of the base of the catapult, and two at the top of the design arm, on both sides of the part.
- Fasten the tension rope or cable and install the rubber bandage without sagging, under light tension.
Now you know how to make a catapult with your own hands.After reading the simplest methods of its design, you can easily cope with the task and give the child a new toy in addition to the existing arsenal.