Brave Party Favors – DIY Bow and Arrows
Yesterday I posted on my other blog about my daughter’s Brave-themed birthday party. Thinking the kids might like to emulate Merida from Brave, I made some cute little bows and arrows that I found on the boards. The photo on Pinterest looks like this:
Very easy to make, you just need string, popsicle sticks, Q-Tips, and a sharp blade.
First I measured a length from the ends of each stick to make sure they were all uniform.
Then I used a medium gauge blade to cut two notches on each end.
After carefully bowing the stick a little (use caution because they will snap) I took some kitchen twine that I had unravelled, and used two twisted strands, stretching them from end-to-end of the sticks tightly and tying them into those notches.
Then they were ready to go! Q-Tips were the perfect arrows for the young crowd we had at the party.
And they really do work!
BTW, if you are looking for something a little more elaborate, there are bows and arrows that you can make using PVC tubing. This was a little bit too much for the three-to-seven-year-old kids who attended our party. But as my friend Michelle suggested, they might be good for The Pricess’s 11th Hunger Games themed party. We’ll see in five years…
Cool party favor! I think I’ll do this for my son’s next birthday. I have never thought of DIY party favors but I am sure this will work. This is very economical and fun too.
Thanks! They were very easy to make and the kids LOVED them. Good luck!
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