Cannonball Launcher

  1. Grades 3-5
  2. Grades 6-8


Build, aim, and launch into fun! Build an elastic-powered launcher that can swivel and fire soft foam cannonballs. Change the aim to experiment with angles and explore the science of energy. This set includes 3 cannonballs for loads of playtime.

Academic Standards

  1. K-2-ETS1-1: Engineering Design

Why it’s awesome

  1. Aim it, play it

    Adjust the aim and the pull-back power to dial in your shot.

  2. High-energy science

    Take aim at the physics of cannon launches.

What’s included?

  • barrel piece

  • cap piece

  • stand piece

  • wood set (2 pcs)

  • 4 rubber bands

  • string

  • wood tube

  • dowel

  • 3 sticky foam sheets

  • 3 foam balls

  • illustrated instruction booklet

Topics explored

  1. Potential + kinetic energy

  2. Creative and pretend play

  3. Building skills

Additional details

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

This launcher can send cannonballs FLYING across the room, but the foam balls make for a soft landing.

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers

60 ft.

Our launch record


Cannonball launchers currently in my house


Cannonballs found under furniture

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