This fun arrow craft for kids is an example of a spur of the moment craft that happened at our house today with my six and eight year olds, just in time— just in time for Lag B'Omer that is, phew! Tomorrow night starts the Jewish holiday that celebrates one of our great sages, Rebbi Shimon Bar Yochai, and since the bow and arrow happen to be one of the symbols of the holiday, this little idea is just perfect in so many ways, and a great craft for boys who may not always be so keen on crafts!
I think I'm actually going to make a few more tonight to add to the bunch, as these arrows also happen to look great in a vase, which could be a great centerpiece for your Lag B'Omer picnic, or to simply enjoy in your home on and around the holiday.
And who needs a bow anyway, these arrows are just fantastic as is.....
- wooden dowels
- colored paper
- colored tape, washi tape if you're lucky to have some, or even colored electrical tape
- hot glue gun or high tack craft glue
Make stripes on the dowels with tape or by affixing narrow strips of paper with glue. Cut feathers, from a folded sheet of paper so they'll be symmetrical, three per arrow. Affix feathers with hot glue or high tack glue. Make a tip using black electrical tape, or come up with a better way to do it....and please let me in on the secret. Honestly I ran out of time as the sun was going down and I wanted to share this with you now!
Make a bunch, they're just so much fun! For more Lag B'Omer crafts and information about the joyful holiday which involves bonfires and lots of outdoor festivities, see my previous posts in the Lag B'Omer archives.