You see here David's masterpiece--his authentic, fully-working and operational catapult made from eight popsicle sticks, one straw, a plastic spoon, two rubber bands, two screws, some bits of eraser, a block of wood and some wood glue.
Does it work? You betcha! Just pull back that spoon, load it up and let her go . . .
It can fling a piece of mortar or army guys at least 30 feet and apparently I'm the target of choice around here. I've had plastic pumpkins and Legos pinging my back for about a week now. The fun never ends.
He made it in Webelos in about an hour and if you'd like to see more pictures that will give you a better idea of how it was put together you can see the series on my Flickr page.
And by the way, for those who missed it yesterday you can still get your bets in for when it's going to snow here in Anchorage. Plenty of dates left . . . oh and after many requests and pleadings this is the official announcement that I WILL be bringing back the Write-Away Contest so stop by on Friday to see the topic for October along with the guest judge and beautiful gift you'll be writing to win.
And of course you're welcome to stop by tomorrow too. Nothing preventing that, I'd love to see you.
Sponsored by Pak Naks--decorate your stuff!