Irresistible Physics

 - by KitchenPantryScientist

When my 6-YO and her buddy asked whether they could make slingshots this morning, so they could shoot stuffed animals at a tower of blocks, I couldn’t say no. It’s physics after all. A few months ago, my kids had a great time making slingshots with their plush Angry Birds, as you can see in this video.

We got out a chair, some rubber bands, and a plastic ring like the ones they put on prescription bottles. Within minutes, they were laughing hysterically while stuffed bunnies flew through the air. Click here for detailed directions on how to make the slingshots and to learn more about slingshot physics.

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