Sunday, February 10, 2013

DIY valentines : arrows

My daughter is all a buzz with the "Hunger Games". I figure this is my last year of making DIY Valentines with her (fourth grader going on 17 years old). This year we made arrows, in light of the Hunger Games. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Inside the paper straws is one glowstick. Be sure to keep the "connector" on the end to serve as a tab to pull the glowstick out of the straw. We added red felt hearts on one end and two layers of paper feathers on the other to hold the glowstick in place. The glowsticks need to be held straight, if you crack them too soon they start glowing! The straw protects the glowsticks during backpack transition.

We added some brightly colored feathers to give some nice texture. We also added a little "fortune cookie sized fortune" that reads "May the odds be ever in your favor". Hot glue works far better than regular glue for this craft. Just be careful with your fingers. Hot glue burns are the worse.

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