I have kids who like craft and kids who like things that catapult objects at one another. With endless craft supplies on hand there are always projects on the go. These super fun craft stick catapults were quick and easy to build and delivered immediate fun.

Throw a bag of marshmallow lollies into the mix and you have smiles and laughter all round, as they hurtle across the table and all sorts of games ensue.

You can check out some of the fun on our YouTube channel.


This is such an inexpensive and easy activity to take on, with the school holidays approaching, and it’s possible you already have the necessary supplies sitting in your children’s craft box right now. I’m sure once you show these clips to the kids, they will be begging to make them.


8 regular craft or icy pole sticks

2 jumbo size craft sticks

3 elastic bands

Craft knife


The How To

  1. Stack all 8 regular sized craft sticks together as pictured and secured tightly at both ends an elastic band on both sides as pictured.
  2. With a sharp craft knife make a small groove on the side of each jumbo stick ??? from the end. Ensure both stick grooves align.

What a super fun and quick craft activity that is set to provide them with extra fun if you add a bag of marshmallows to the fun for a catapult war and feast.

You can pimp out your catapult by attaching a bottle cap to yours with a hot glue gun and of course you could decorate it using pens, paints, washi tape and more.

I would love to hear if you will be trying this activity with your children. I’m sure if your children are like mine, they will be squealing with laughter and begging for more.


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4 thoughts on “How to Make: Craft Stick Catapult that Fires Marshmallows

  • September 17, 2016 at 7:07 am

    You know I’ll be onto making them! Love the idea!

    • September 17, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Oh I know you will, so much fun. Ben got in on the action too and there was so much laughter. Have fun!

  • November 1, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Ah this is such an awesome idea! combining two things my son loves: marshmallows and “weapons”. I have made one similar a few years ago. But definitely should give it another crack. I think my daughter who is almost 3 would enjoy this activity too. Maybe using pom poms once the marshmallows are gone?

    • November 2, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Oh yes it’s summer fun and I think a great school holidays activity over the Christmas break.


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