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CUPID'S ARROW TUTORIAL

January 14, 2016

Today's project is a fun craft for anyone.  I really enjoyed making these cupid's arrows using paper straws and pretty scrapbook paper, but kids at home or in a classroom may find this enjoyable too.

 

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I made 5 arrows, so the first thing I did was punch out five hearts with the heart punch.  You can use any heart punch you like, but nothing too small.  My hearts are about 1 1/2 inches wide and I wouldn't go smaller than that.  I then trimmed pieces of gold paper to about 3 x 1 1/4 inches to make the feathers.

 

 

To make a feather, first cut the bottom in a wide "v".  Cut the top in a narrower "v".  Then, apply diagonal cuts along one side, turn it over, and do it all over again making sure there are a same number of cuts on both sides.

 

 

The final step is to glue the hearts and feathers to the straws.  You can purchase paper straws from most craft and party stores.  I've also seen them at Target and Walmart.

 

 

 

This fun project takes no more than a few minutes to complete.  If you follow the steps here instead of making them one at a time, you'll get more arrows out of your time.

 

 

I do have a few more Valentine's projects up my sleeves.  Look for those here in the next month!

 

Have a great Thursday friends.  Thanks for following along today :)

 

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