Our Bow and Arrow
Serrated knife such as a steak knife or bread knife. If you don’t have either of those, any sharp knife will work.
Cut 4 small notches on the popsicle stick. One notch on each side of the popsicle stick and repeating this on the other end.
Soak the popsicle stick in water for an hour or more.
On one end of the popsicle stick, cut a length of dental floss and and fit it into the two notches you cut, wrap it a few times and then knot it.
Bring the dental floss to the other end of the popsicle stick and pulling gently make the popsicle stick curve, then insert the floss into the notches, wrap a few times and knot. Make sure the floss it taut.
Cut off one end of a Q-tip for the arrow. You might want to make a few of these.
You can decorate your bow with markers or fine tip pens or leave it plain.
To shoot your bow and arrows, grab the end of one of the Q-tip arrows with your thumb and forefinger, place the end against the floss and pull and release.
These arrows can really fly far and are so much fun. Everyone who came to our house during the project, whether they were young or old, had a great time and couldn’t quit playing with them. It’s amazing how much fun a popsicle stick, some floss and a few Q-tips can be!!!