Wooden Toy Catapult Kit

assembled

What's Included:

  • A: Base

    base

    X 1

  • B: Side Support

    side support

    X 2

  • C: Launching Arm

    launching arm

    X 1

  • D: Dowel Rod

    dowel rod

    X 2

  • E: Nail

    nail

    X 4

  • F: Rubber Band

    rubber band

    X 1

Tools You'll Need:

A Hammer

hammer
assembled

Let's Get Started!

1
Step One - Insert Dowel Rods

  • step 1 a

    1-A

    • Take a side support (B) and lay it flat on a solid surface.
  • step 1 b

    1-B

    • With your hammer, gently tap the wooden dowel rods (D) in to the holes on side support (B).
    • These dowel rods (D) should be tapped in until they are flush with the back face of the side support (B).

2
Step Two - Attach Launching Arm

  • step 2 a

    2-A

    • Push the launching arm (C) over the lower dowel rod (D) on the side support (B).
    • Make sure the groove on the launching arm (C) is facing up.
  • step 2 b

    2-B

    • Make sure the launching arm (C) is rotated below the upper dowel rod (D) on the side support (B).

3
Step Three - Attach 2nd Side Support

  • step 3 a

    3-A

    • Push the 2nd side support (B) on to the two exposed dowel rod (D) ends.
    • You may need to use your hammer to gently tap the side support (B) on to the dowel rods (D).
  • step 3 b

    3-B

    • The ends of the dowel rods (D) should be flush with the outside face of the 2nd side support (B).

4
Step Four - Attach Base

  • step 4 a

    4-A

    • Lay the semi-assembled catapult on it's side.
    • Slide the base (A) in to position between the two side supports (B).
    • The two holes in the base (A) should line up with the two holes in the side supports (B).
  • step 4 b

    4-B

    • Using your hammer, carefully tap the nails (E) in to the holes on the side support (B).
    • The nails (E) will go through the side support (B) in to the holes on the base (A).
    • Tap the nails (E) in until they are flush with the outer face of the side support (B).
  • step 4 c

    4-C

    • Flip the semi-assembled catapult over to the opposite side and repeat step 4-B.
  • step 4 d

    4-D

    • You should now have all of your wooden pieces fastened together with the dowel rods and nails.
    • Your launching arm should freely rotate between the base and the upper dowel rod.

5
Step Five - Attach Rubber Band

  • step 5 a

    5-A

    • Take the rubber band (F) and slide it on to the end of the launching arm (C).
    • Slide the rubber band (F) all the way up to the lower dowel rod (D) that connects the launching arm (C) to the side supports (B).
    • The bottom of the rubber band (F) should be on the bottom side of the launching arm (C).
  • step 5 b

    5-B

    • Pull the rubber band (F) up and over the upper dowel rod (D).
  • step 5 c

    5-C

    • Pull the rubber band (F) all the way back and under the launching arm (C).
    • Pull the rubber band (F) as far forward on the bottom of the launching arm (C) as possible.
  • step 5 d

    5-D

    • The rubber band (F) should pull the launching arm (C) up to the upper dowel rod (D).
    • Your wooden toy catapult is now assembled.

Launching

  • launch a

    Launch-A

    • Pull the launching arm (C) all the way down.
  • launch b

    Launch-B

    • While keeping the launching arm (C) pulled down, load your ammo (ammo not included).
  • launch c

    Launch-C

    • Release the launching arm (C) and watch your ammo fly!

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