Maybe it’s because I have three little boys and know how hard it is to get good props for boys, but this bow and arrow set was perfect for our Valentine’s Day session. This tutorial was made by my very own designer, Deneese. Thank you for sharing your talent.
What you will need:
Felt, Sticks, String, Hot Glue, Scissors, Template
1. Pick your sticks- For the arrows, you will want to look for straight sticks similar in size- cut them down so they are all about the same length. For the Bow- look for a longer stick/branch that has a natural curve to it. It needs to be pliable to hold the bow shape without snapping.
3. Make your Template and trace it- You will need 2 templates- 1 for the arrowhead and 1 for the feather (fletching)-yes I googled that! Your templates don’t have to be perfect. I just eyeballed it to the size I wanted and cut it out of card stock. Trace your templates onto the felt. Use any writing utensil you prefer- I use a ball point pen. REMEMBER- Every bow will need 2 of each stencil.
11. Cut your fringe- You can do as skinny or wide as you want- I slit mine about every 1/4 inches. Do both sides.
12. For the Bow- Bend your stick to the desired shape you want- tie your string in a knot to one side and string it along to the other side and finish it off with another knot. I doubled up the string on mine to make sure the string didn’t break. Voila!! You have an adorable bow and arrow!