You are looking for a new toy or gadget to get your tweens busy with something educational and at the same time bond with you, parents? Or do you want to give up chasing after their attention and hand them their latest PlayStation or iPhone?
Here’ a last-ditch effort you can do. Have the teens assemble these desk trebuchet and get messy with them doing the projectile launch of crumple paper or cookie dough, perhaps.
No, don’t roll your eyes thinking about the mess. You see, we believe, that’s where the problem lies. Parents don’t want kids to clutter, and so they rather have them stuck on their gadgets, which robbed them bonding time with you.
That’s why they love staying with their grandparents, and they don’t mind the mess if you want them back on your side before they go off to college, bond with them.
And this desk trebuchet might be the perfect way to start.
If our memory serves us right, catapults emerged as early as the Ancient Greek and Roman era. But whenever catapult is mentioned, the most common idea people have are the ones found from Medieval Age drawings.
The thing is, Leonardo da Vinci had designed the most precise catapult during the Renaissance. His design was nearly flawless because of the bentwood, which powers the swingarm. It makes almost perfect projectile launch.
The desk trebuchet has instructions you and your kid can figure out together. It’s no rocket science, but it’s not meant for the dimwitted either (apologies for the lack of a better word.)
You and your kids would have to test your patience and your IQs to build this one. Again, it’s no rocket science, but you need to focus from the assembling process down to the simple gluing and sanding of edges.
With this desk trebuchet, you’ll be the total hoot for your teenagers! It’s going to be like you’re the only superhero for them.
|Dimension||10 x 5 x 10 in|
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