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I had to get a new phone. Times were desperate. Also, the kids were bored. Times were desperate, indeed. So, having had a little experience with the awesomeness that is the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan, I headed to Walmart to hook myself up. But, while we were there–I realized I could get the Angry Birds movie for the kids–AND build them a quick DIY Wooden Spoon Catapult to play with while I set up my new phone. Two birds, one stone. Or is that two pigs, one bird?
Let’s be honest…when I was a kid, we built slingshots and a DIY Wooden Spoon Catapult like every weekend. But, kids these days–they don’t walk uphill both ways anywhere and certainly not in the snow on the way to school. So, I thought I’d inspire them with their latest movie-craze. It worked. Heh.
So, I whipped-up the DIY Wooden Spoon Catapult and let them play and watch the Angry Birds win again while I relaxed on the couch and played “new phone for mommy time”. And, with the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan I get Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data (including up to 10GB of 4G LTE–plus a free movie on VUDU every month (which is a $7 value) PER LINE for only $49.88). Kinda nice knowing I don’t have to worry about THAT while the kids play. Heh.
And, since we’re able to watch the free VUDU Movie on our SmartTV, via Roku, Chromecast, or our other devices–we can totally watch it for a family movie night, anytime.
And, because Family Mobile bills you later, I only had to pay $19.88 for the Starter Kit when I signed up. Which means that mommy has more data to text Daddy #allthepictures of the catapult and let him know what fun he’s missing out on. Heh.
Plus, with the free VUDU movie every month, I can totally keep the kids entertained with something new, so that I can get things done. Or, I can just chill with them. Because, frankly, it’s more fun to play with them, a catapult, and some ice cream than it is to vacuum. Just sayin’. Heh.
What You Need to Make the DIY Wooden Spoon Catapult
- Duct tape
- Sturdy scissors
- Big wooden spoon
- 1 rubber band
- 1 pool noodle
- Coolpad Catalyst- $59.88 (yes, that’s my new phone–you can be jealous)
- Starter Kit (if you’re not already using Walmart Family Mobile as your carrier)
How to Make the DIY Wooden Spoon Catapult
- Cut the pool noodle into 3 sort-of equal length pieces.
- Tape two pieces of the pool noodle together.
- Tape the third piece to the other two pieces of pool noodle
- Thread the wooden spoon through the rubber band.
- Loop the rubber band around the pool noodles and back onto the spoon.
- Grab some green gelatin for bricks and some pink (or red or yellow or whatever) ice cream to fling…because you’re about to have a blast.
Alright. Now, what you need to do is visit here to find an in-store event near you so you can meet with a Walmart Family Mobile representative. At the event, you can get a code that you can scan to receive a free power up for the Endless Runner Game on the Angry Birds Action! app (sweet!). AND! You can scan the Angry Birds code on the Angry Birds displays to unlock a selfie augmented reality experience with the Hatchlings. How cool is that?!
So, pin this for later so you can come back to the tutorial. Love you bunches.
All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/4q-u1 or your local Walmart for current pricing.