Yesterday at Crafting A Future, I introduced my class of boys to this DIY arrows craft to honor the upcoming holiday of L'Ag B'Omer, ( I'll share their's with you soon) and when they'd all gone home I sorted through the mess and made some for us to enjoy as well!
I just love how cheerful they are and yet so simple to make! Not to mention that finding topics that boys might be interested in crafting isn't always so simple, depending of course on the boys.
I did make some arrows like these a few years back, but this time I used wooden skewers rather than dowels, for a more approachable version. And I think they'd look great sticking out of a cake for L'Ag B'Omer! (Namely a bundt of layer cake such that one could even stick an arrow through the cake or at least make it look like it landed on the cake.)
Continue reading for the instructions:
- wooden skewers, these are a bit thicker than the ones I've usually found at the store, look for those!
- colored card stock
- electrical tape or washi tape, red and black (which I used last time I made these)
- hot glue gun
How To Make DIY Arrows:
Fold a piece of cardstock, and on the fold draw (or visualize) half a feather, that's really like half a leaf. Cut this feather out, and if its proportions are right, use it as a template for all the feathers you'll need.
While the feather is still folded, cut little slits on an angle along the entire length. Glue four feathers to each skewer, by applying hot glue to the skewer and placing the fold of the feather into the glue. Add stripes with electrical tape, and a point if desired, with black electrical tape.
Now you have a bunch of arrows to use in so many ways.....coming up, a small centerpiece that I made and some of the crafts that my students made. See you soon!