Directions on Building a Marshmallow Catapult


Catapults have been used for centuries as a means of tossing stones into barricades and over castle walls. Homemade catapults can be used in the same way to hurl marshmallows over counters, desks, down stairwells or to attack a family member with a barrage of marshmallow pellets. You can make a homemade catapult out of basic craft supplies, such as Popsicle sticks and rubber bands.

Things You'll Need

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Rubber bands
  • Mini-marshmallows
  • Glue three Popsicle sticks into a triangle with hot glue. Let the hot glue cool completely. Create two more triangles in the same way as the first. Glue the three triangles together into a pyramid shape using hot glue. Allow the glue to cool completely.

  • Tie the end of a rubber band around the top of the Popsicle pyramid, and hook the other end of the rubber band around a single Popsicle stick.

  • Place the single Popsicle stick into one of the corners of the Popsicle pyramid. Place a mini-marshmallow onto the end of the single Popsicle stick, pull it back, and let the stick go to fling the marshmallow across the room.


  • Photo Credit Medieval Catapult image by Dario Corno from
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