Cupid's Arrow Activity

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Updated on Feb 10, 2014

Spread the love around this Valentine’s Day by showing your kid how to make Cupid's arrow! It’s a quick and easy craft that dresses up a pencil and is the perfect solution if your kid's school doesn’t allow candy or other sweets. The best part is that it's something your child can make herself and take pride in a job well done.

What You Need:

  • Pencils
  • Craft foam sheets in yellow, gold or light orange
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

What You Do:

  1. Help your child cut out an even number of arrowheads and feathers. The arrowheads should be about 2 inches across the base where they slip over the pencil. The feathers should be almost the same width. If you are making 10 pencils, you'll need 20 arrowhead cut-outs and 20 feather cut-outs.  
  2. Help your child run a bead of glue from the point down the side of one of the arrowheads. Do not glue the base of the arrowhead. Now, lay another arrowhead on top and let the glue set.
  3. While the glue on the arrowhead dries, repeat this process with a set of arrow feathers. Help your child run a bead of glue along both sides. She doesn’t have to glue the base of the feathers. Be sure to tell her to not glue the top of the feathers. Lay the next grouping of feathers on top of the one with the glue and let the glue set. 
  4. When the glue on both the arrowhead and the arrow feathers is dry, slip the arrowhead over the pencil’s point and the feathers over the eraser. 
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until your child has made enough arrows to share with her friends.

If your child is giving the arrows out as gifts you might want to include a small notebook or heart-shaped eraser to encourage writing practice.