By Ian Thompson
All they needed were two craft sticks, three rubber bands, one cork and a bottle top.
Within minutes, the youngsters at Thursday’s Lawrence Hall of Science Inventor’s Lab were lobbing their cotton ball ammunition around the room in the Suisun City Library as part of the workshop on how to make a catapult.
“They are cool,” said 11-year-old Abaseen Babrakzai, while seeing how far his creation could fire.
Not far away, 9-year-old Frances Reinking decided she was not content with one catapult, and proceeded to make three more. She also planned to make them at home later, which Reinking promised “will be full of cotton balls.”