Well, after the eBay fuss I bought some catapult latex/elastic straps and searched hedges for a decent stick. Bingo, a windy evening and the next morning I was spoilt for choice.
You need there to be a symmetrical Y shape in the wood, if it’s wonky it still works but the aim is all wrong.
Sawing the branch into a Y shape. Yes, I know I know, chicken runs are not ideal work benches. You need to cut the “handle” end to be about the length of a brand new pencil, and the two angled branches a little shorter.
Here we are nearly fixed…
And now I have a happy son! He’s impressed by my Tomboy skills.
He found some bright bouncy balls and ran out to the field to see how far he could launch them.