Spider Launcher

Spider Launcher

Make a spider web with rubber bands and have fun launching spiders with it this Halloween! 


Ages:
5 - 8
Est. Time:
2+ hours

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. cardboard tube - wide mouth, We used the inside of a roll of packing tape
  2. rubber bands (5)
  3. lollipop sticks (4)
  4. white glue
  5. construction paper - colorful
  6. plastic spiders - for launching
  7. pencil
  8. scissors
  1. Gather your materials! 

  2. Cut the construction paper to fit the tube. Then, wrap it around the cardboard tube and glue it down. 

  3. Glue the lollipop sticks around the outside of the tube, creating a square. Let the glue dry completely for approximately 1 to 2 hours before beginning the next step. 

  4. Stretch one rubber band around all four posts. Then, twist each corner of the rubberband and re-stretch it around each post. 

  5. Push down the first rubber band. Then, stretch a second rubber band around all four posts. 

  6. Stretch the first rubber band up and over the second on each post. 

  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 two more times. 

  8. Place a spider in the rubber band web.

  9. Pull back on the web and point the launcher in the direction you want to shoot the spider. Then, let go!