This activity is definitely filed under “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!”

My boys love turning their silverware into catapults to fling food (grapes work really well for this :-)). Why not let them do it? Although I must add that we used cotton balls and not food…

The boys were so surprised when I pulled out a package of plastic forks and a bag of cotton balls and told them what we were doing!

This was the only cotton ball that I managed to photograph in the air! They fly fast!

We experimented with different angles because the fork-flat-on-the-table method launches the cotton ball straight up in the air. By propping up the fork, we were able to launch things forward! **Aidan is now launching a wooden cap from a tinker toy set. It seems like these games always evolve into something more and more wild…

…like shooting each other with cotton balls like this!

The boys played with their forks and cotton balls for a solid 30 minutes and only stopped because we said it was time for baths! You can’t beat good, cheap family fun!

Linked to Frugal Friday

9 Comments

Post a Comment
  1. Carrie Feb 25, 2011

    I have a feeling my boys would love this activity! I just need to go buy some plastic forks... :-)

    Reply
    1. Gwen Feb 25, 2011

      OH my goodness you are a genius !! I am so copying your idea, I hope that is ok. I am so excited to have found a blog by a mom with two boys that look about my sons ages :)

      Reply
      1. Sarah Feb 25, 2011

        Absolutely! That's what the ideas are there for!

        My boys are 7, 4, and 1 (he'll be 2 in May). How old are your boys?

        Thanks for stopping by!

        Reply
      2. welovelikes.co.uk Mar 22, 2014

        Very shortly this web page will be famous among all blogging and
        site-building people, due to it's pleasant articles or reviews

        Reply
        1. weprovidelikes.co.uk Apr 3, 2014

          I am now not positive where you are getting
          your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time finding out
          much more or understanding more. Thank you for great information I used
          to be looking for this info for my mission.

          Reply
          1. ameri loan's official site Apr 5, 2014

            It's an amazing article designed for all the web visitors; they will get benefit from it I
            am sure.

            Reply
            1. scott tucker Apr 5, 2014

              Heya i'm for the primary time here. I came across this board and I to find It really helpful & it helped
              me out much. I'm hoping to offer one thing back and aid others like you helped me.

              Reply
              1. www.buymorefollowers.org.uk Apr 5, 2014

                Your mode of describing everything in this paragraph is really nice, every one be capable of without difficulty understand it, Thanks a lot.

                Reply
                1. Our site Apr 6, 2014

                  Thankfulness to my father who stated to me
                  regarding this blog, this web site is actually awesome.

                  Reply
                  1. Regina Dec 17, 2014

                    I was looking for a "snowball" game for a 5th grade school christmas party. At valentines we shot Q-tips through straws into heart shaped bowls for a "cupid's arrow" game. They liked that so this Christmas version should work too.

                    Reply

                    Post a Comment