Stack 5 craft sticks on top of each other and fastens them together tightly with a rubber band on the end like shown in the image 1. Fasten the opposite side with another rubber band, tightly securing the craft sticks together.
Grab 2 more craft sticks and fasten those together with a rubber band creating a V like shape. We used different color craft sticks to make the catapult fun and colorful.
Place the craft sticks from step 2 in between the craft sticks from step 3. In this case, the orange craft sticks will be placed between the blue craft sticks and will provide support for the catapult. Secure the two parts together with rubber bands in the middle where the sticks meet. Again make sure the rubber bands are tightly secured.
Using your craft glue, secure the lid onto the very tip of the blue stick. Allow it to dry. This serves as your bucket for holding and launching various items.
Place pom poms into the lid. Use one hand to hold the bottom of the catapult down while using 1 finger from your other hand to gently pull back on the lid and release to launch the pom poms into the air!