da Vinci's Catapult with Braindrops

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    Create a recreation of Leonardo da Vinci's fifteenth-century catapult.

    Use planning skills to build, and fine motor skills to construct.

    Takes just over an hour to assemble and flings things up to 100 feet.

    da Vinci's Catapult
    When Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t busy painting, sculpting or otherwise being brilliant, he spent his free time drawing mechanical throwing machines. Now you can match wits with da Vinci and put your coordination skills to the test with this build-it-yourself, working re-creation of his 15th Century catapult. With just an hour of assembly time, this bad boy can hurl a small clay ball over four meters, which comes in handy for ambushing pesky kid brothers or protecting cubicles from annoying coworkers. All pieces are pre-cut and made with natural, untreated wood from sustainable forests.

    Okay, we admit it. Spitballs are kind of juvenile and they do very little for your brain cells. But these are not spitballs. These are Braindrops - chemistry wonders that are a major step up from the old-school kind! For starters, they grow up to 200 times their original size when immersed in water, can be dyed with food coloring or flavored with beverages, and (most awesome of all) can be reused repeatedly. They're designed for launching, bouncing, throwing, smashing, spitting from a straw, and other delightfully juvenile activities we have yet to think of.

    Brain Health Expert Says:

    "Creating this 3-dimensional structure from a set of instructions stimulates planning skills, as well as the fine motor skills needed to construct the catapult and manipulate it. Even after it's built you can strengthen your visual-spatial skills to aim at targets."

    da Vinci's Catapult with Braindrops

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    warnings WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not to be used by children under 3 years old. There are sharp points on some parts.

    The Marbles BrainCoach says...

    Da Vinci's Catapult exposes beginning builders to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and can toss a spitball clear across the room. Comes with everything you need to successfully construct.

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