Recycled Bathtub Catapult Battleship
If your kiddo isn’t interested in taking a bath like Otis P. Oliver then you should give this craft a try! Blast the bubbles away as you sail your battleship in the tub.
- Applesauce or yogurt cup
- Plastic spoon
- Popsicle stick
- 10-15 pennies
- Rubber band
- Hot glue gun
- Crayons (are best since they are waterproof)
These supplies are just suggestions. Play around with different recycled materials and see what works!
To Make the Mast
Cut the bottom of the popsicle stick off so the end is flat
Take the cut-off part of the popsicle stick and hot glue the flat side to the popsicle stick, one inch down from the top. This will help hold the rubber band in place
Hot glue the popsicle stick to the center of your yogurt or applesauce cup.
To Make the Catapult
Cut off the pointy ends of skewer
Hot glue the handle of the plastic spoon to the skewer
Hold the catapult at an angle and hot glue the skewer next to the popsicle stick
To Make the Flag
On paper draw a triangle and color in.
Cut out triangle and tape to popsicle stick as a flag
Place pennies in front of popsicle stick to balance it out for floating (mine needed 12 pennies to keep it from tipping over backwards)
Attach rubber band around popsicle stick and skewer
Float in bathtub and attack those bubbles!