- Sophie &Friends
Nothing's sweeter than a visit from Cupid! This Valentine's Day, make a quiver and arrows out of recycled material and candy! It's perfect for a bit of decor, or for strapping onto a favorite teddy bear.
White glue or hot glue
Pencil or pen
Foam heart stickers or foam heart cutouts
Stickers, glitter, and other decor (optional)
Because the T.P. tube will be the main body of your quiver, you'll need a way to close one end. Trace the end of your T.P. tube onto some sturdy construction paper, and cut out the circle.
Either carefully apply white glue to the rim of your T.P. tube, or dip it into a puddle of glue. Don't use too much! Wait a few seconds for the glue to become tacky.
Place the circle of construction paper onto the glued end of the T.P. tube to seal it. Allow for it to dry a bit before handling it further.
Decorate your T.P. tube! You can color it with markers, apply stickers or glitter, or glue on pretty ribbons.
Glue a piece of ribbon onto the side of your T.P. tube as shown in the picture. This is the strap that Cupid uses to wear his quiver!
Now that your quiver is done, let's make the arrows! Take your Pixie Sticks and your foam heart stickers. With the pointy part of the heart facing down, stick the heart onto the end of the Pixie Stick. Take another sticker and stick it on the opposite side of the Stick so that it sandwiches the stick in between the two stickers. This will be your arrowhead.
As you can see, the point of the heart becomes the point of the arrow!
There are two ways to make the feathers (or "fletching") on your arrow. The first is to take two more heart stickers and apply them to the Pixie Stick as shown in the picture. This time, you want the rounded parts of the heart to stick off of the end of the Pixie Stick. Take your scissors and cut little snips out of the sides so that they resemble feathers.
If you want to be a little fancier, take your foam hearts (this method does not require them to be stickers), cut them in half, and then cut small pieces out of the sides to create a feather texture.
Carefully (again, with an adult's help), hot glue the "feather" pieces to the sides of the Pixie Sticks as shown in the picture.
Now you have your quiver, and filled it with arrows! You can use it as decoration, give it as a gift, or carry it around and pass out "arrows" to your friends!