We all know that Katniss Everdeen is a force to be reckoned with when she got a bow and arrow. This craft uses household items to create cool looking and fast/far shooting miniature bow and arrow sets.
- Wire hanger
- Needle Nose Pliers (with snip function)
- Rubber Bands
- Coffee-stirrer (I got mine at McDonald's)
- Q-tips/Cotton Swabs
- Elmer's All-Purpose Glue
- Use pliers to cut a wire hanger into four pieces (bottom of hanger cut in half, “arms” of hanger cut off)
- Use the pliers to curl in the ends of the wire**. This makes the arrow look cool and protects users from the possibly sharp metal edges. It also provides a spot for the rubber band to hook into.
- Bracing the center of the wire in two hands, bend it in half about 1/4 of the way. Again using your hands, bend each half into kind of a rounded moon shape. The wire should now look kind of like a letter B with no stick/back and curled in ends**.
- Lay out materials for each set. This should include:
- 1 metal bow
- 1 rubber band
- 6 Q-tips
- 6 coffee stirrers
- Attach one end of the rubber band to one of the curled ends, give the rubber band several twists, then attach it to the other end. The bow is complete!
- To make the arrows, cut off one end of each cotton swab. Glue the swabinto the ends of the coffee straws.
- Cut a slight notch into the other ends of the straws.
- Use this miniature bow the same way you would a large one. Be careful where and what you shoot: the arrows will really fly!
**I'm still working on getting pictures. I know they'll be helpful, and they're coming.
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