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What do you build when your young kids see you playing with lots of catapults which are all to dangerous for them to play with? They know it's fun. They see you launching stuff. They clearly need a catapult of their own.

I designed this Kid-A-Pult to be just dangerous enough to injure my kids, but not kill them. They know it's dangerous, and they know they have to work together to make it work. They love it.

Built on a piece of Ballista Jr's old spring frame, this spoonapult is of straight forward design. A Spring out of a couch is positioned a fair distance from the barn-door style hinge that attaches the arm to the base.

The whole thing was built from junk and left-overs from my shop.


Getting ready for launch requires two kids to work together. Pushing the arm down next to the the bit of angle iron that is pre-drilled with holes allows the red-handled trigger beam (from an old lawn mower) to be pushed through the hole in the arm.

Put your projectile in the bucket, and you are ready for launch!


Sit in the right place, pull the trigger, and SPROING ... off it goes about 10 to 15 feet. What more could you ask for?


Kid-A-Pult takes 1st place at the `Zukapult` contest since 2004.
This was the second year I brought Onager Jr out to compete in the wilds of Vermont.')">2006 Zukapult contest!


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