Make Your Own Toy Bow and Arrow

My boys are always fashioning bows and arrows out of various things found in the yard and in our house.  While their efforts are admirable, they rarely succeed in making anything that can actually hit a target.  UNTIL NOW!Bow and Arrow

Supplies:Bow and Arrow supplies

  • string
  • scissors
  • a flexible ruler (it needs to have a hole at each end)
  • a pencil (preferably one that has never been sharpened)

First, cut a piece of string 1 1/2 times longer than the ruler.  Then, tie a knot through one end the ruler.Bow and Arrow prep 1Flex/bend the ruler a little to form an arch and attach the other end of the string to the other hole in the ruler (little hands may need a helper with this part).Bow and Arrow prep2And there you have it!  Now use the pencil to fire away!Bow and Arrow set up

 Bow and Arrow

 

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