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!
- 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.Flex/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).And there you have it! Now use the pencil to fire away!