Get ready for the biggest football game of the year with this DIY STEM Snack Launcher for Game Day! This post is sponsored by Pirate’s Booty. All delicious opinions are my own. May contain commissioned links.
DIY STEM Snack Launcher for Game Day
Who goes to the football parties for the snacks? ME!
The biggest football game of the year is coming this weekend, and if you’re like me, you’re
drooling dreaming over the possible snack opportunities all game long! Keeping the kids interested in the big game? Well, that’s a whole other story. So this DIY STEM Snack Launcher for Game Day is the perfect way to keep kids entertained and “in the game,” especially when paired with Pirate’s Booty! Check out how to easily make your own snack launchers plus be sure to scroll down for a delicious Pirate’s Booty giveaway!
DIY STEM Snack Launcher Kids Craft Activity
What You Will Need
- 11 Popsicle Sticks (I bought colored ones!), divided
- 6-7 Small Rubber Bands – about dime size or smaller.
- 1 Plastic Spoon
- 1 Small Foam Cone
- Easy-to-Launch Snacks, like Pirate’s Booty!
Let’s start with the field goal. Using 4 popsicle sticks, glue the ends together to create your goal post, like the picture above.
Carefully stick the end of the field goal into the top of your foam cone so it can stand on it’s own.
Now to create your DIY STEM Snack Launcher! Stack 5 popsicle sticks on top of each other. Rubber band each of the ends tightly to hold them together.
Take 2 popsicle sticks and place perpendicular to the stack, one on top and one on bottom of the stack. Rubber band the 2 perpendicular popsicle sticks together, to form an angle. You may want to add a second rubber band to keep firmly together. Wiggle the 5-stack as close as possible so it looks like the picture above. Place one rubber band on each end of the 5-stacks. Cross band them across the 2 perpendicular popsicle sticks, so you have an “X” holding the catapult together.
Now place your spoon on the top of 1 of the perpendicular sticks. Slide the end of the handle of the spoon carefully between the “X.” Use your last rubber band secure the top of the handle.
Ready to play? Place your snack piece in the spoon. Hold down and launch to get the snack between the goal posts!
Lots of giggling, playing and snacking at our family table!
Pirate’s Booty, The Perfect Game Time Snack
No DIY STEM Snack Launcher for Game Day is ever complete without the delicious snacks! Good thing we always have Pirate’s Booty on hand! Why do we love Pirate’s Booty for all of our football parties? Here’s all of the delicious reasons:
- Baked rice and corn puff
- Zero grams trans fat
- Cholesterol free
- Certified gluten free
- Peanut and tree nut free
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
Be on the lookout for special marked bags of Pirate’s Booty, now in a bigger size for game time snacking! And don’t forget to pin and share this easy DIY STEM Snack Launcher for Game Day, a perfect way to keep kids entertained and fed! Be sure to follow Pirate’s Booty on Facebook.com/piratesbooty, Twitter @piratesbooty, and Instagram @piratesbooty, for the latest snacks, contests, family ideas & more!
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