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Cupid's Arrow Valentine's Day Activity

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Every kid can become Cupid for a day with little arrows that take flight with the help of a drinking straw.



cupids arrow, valentines day craft


Time: 30 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Paper
Scissors
Sticky Tape
Markers or felt pens
Drinking straws



cupids arrow, valentines day craft


Method
Cut strips of paper approximately 1cm wide by 10 cm long. You will need one strip of paper for each "arrow".



cupids arrow, valentines day craft

Fold the paper in half so that you have a 1cm x 5cm arrow.
Use the felt pens to decorate your arrow. You can draw little arrows, hearts and love messages on both sides of the paper.



cupids arrow, valentines day craft




cupids arrow, valentines day craft

Once you have finished decorating your arrow, seal the long edges with sticky tape. Leave the bottom short edge open. You need to ensure that you have each side completely sealed so that your arrow will shoot properly.
Gently squeeze your arrow on the sides to gently open the end. Slide your arrow onto your drinking straw, leaving a little gap between the end of the straw and arrow.
Find your target and blow hard into the end of the straw to send Cupid's Arrow on its way.



cupids arrow, valentines day craft


Mom's Tip
This activity kept my young boys entertained for hours.
You can create little targets or have a game to see who can shoot their arrow the farthest.
Your little cupids can practice sneaking up on people and sending a little love notes.

Categories
#Red
#Valentines Day
#Cheap
#Easy
#Paper
#Papercraft
#Imaginative Play
#Drinking Straws
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