After scouring the web, I ended up on an AWESOME site that has free paper toys to print and make at home! Talk about making craft time simple. Looking over the options, I decided to make the Medieval Trebuchet this week's focus.
1. Print pattern & glue together.
2. Find an array of ammunition. (macaroni noodles, beads, tissue paper, paperclips, erasers...)
3. Pull back & let go.
This is fun on many levels. You can focus on the history, the engineering, experiment with how far different weights of ammunition travel, add it to your legos or blocks for a larger building day.