Marshmallow catapult - elf on the shelf printable

If you are looking for new elf on the shelf ideas you are going to LOVE this marshmallow catapult craft. It is so much fun!  Just leave out catapult craft supplies along with your elf and our elf on the shelf printable and in the morning follow the instructions to make your own marshmallow launcher! Kids will love this fun elf on the shelf idea! 

marshmallow catapult


Elf on the shelf is such an exciting tradition for kids. Every year my kids look forward to Elfie's arrival! After a while it can be hard to come up with new and exciting ideas for your elf, so if you are looking for more inspiration we have lots of easy elf on the shelf ideas as well as a cute elf on the shelf craft to try.

You could try this fun salt dough elf craft too! 

Scroll down for printable 'How to make a catapult' instructions. 



Elf on the shelf marshmallow catapult




elf on the shelf printable




Marshmallow Catapult Supplies:



  • 5 green craft sticks
  • 2 red craft sticks
  • 5 rubber bands
  • Red plastic spoon
  • Marshmallows

You will also need:

  • Elf on the shelf
  • Printable instructions


How to set up this elf on the shelf idea



1. Lay out the catapult supplies for your child to find, along with the printable instructions.

2. Follow the instructions on the printable to put the catapult together and shoot the “snowball” marshmallows. 

marshmallow catapult elf on the shelf printable




How to make a marshmallow catapult



Here is Elfie demonstrating how to make a marshmallow catapult. Why not print out some of these pictures and leave them for the kids to discover along with a pre-made marshmallow launcher?! 

(These instructions are the same as on the printable) 

Let’s have a snowball fight! 


1. Stack the green craft sticks together and wrap a rubber band around each end. 

Hoe to make a marshmallow catapult


2. Stack the red craft sticks together and wrap a rubber band around one end. 

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3. Pull the red craft sticks apart and slide them over the top of the green sticks. 

How to make a marshmallow launcher


4. Wrap a rubber band around the center of the stack to hold the red craft sticks in place. 

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5. Place the spoon on the top red craft stick and secure in place with a rubber band. 

Elf on the shelf ideas - marshmallow catapult


6. Shoot snowballs by placing them on top of the spoons 

Easy elf on the shelf ideas - marshmallow launcher

free elf on the shelf printable


DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CATAPULT ELF ON THE SHELF PRINTABLE BELOW

To download these catapult instructions for free click on the link below and use the discount code: catapult. For personal use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted.

Free elf on the shelf printable


This is such a fun elf on the shelf idea. Make sure you leave enough marshmallow catapult supplies for everyone to make their own marshmallow launcher!  We hope you and the kids have the best time with this elf on the shelf printable!

Marshmallow catapult. A free elf on the shelf printable to make a marshmallow launcher. Easy elf on the shelf ideas.


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