How to Make a Bow and Arrow: 28+ DIYs
A bow and arrow set is mainly made of wood and string. However, you can also make it from foam, cardboard, paper, toothpick, popsicle sticks, etc. It reminds you of ancient times when fighting with bow and arrows was common. Even today, you cannot do without it if you are enacting Robin Hood on stage. And, of course, it is a favorite toy for kids.
This medieval bow and arrow set has string and wood as its main supplies. It is a powerful weapon; hence caution should be maintained while using it.
You can use this fake bow and arrow set for cosplay and larp. It can also be used as a prop. The design looks unique, doesn’t it?
This one would make your kid’s playtime memorable. It is made from popsicle sticks and is quite safe. Your toddler would find this mini bow and arrow pretty amazing. You can make it from ice cream sticks as well.
This traditional native American bow and arrow are good and old fashioned. Once you know the basic procedure, you can cut the wood in different designs to make Indian, Greek, Cherokee, Chinese, stone age and Apache bow and arrows.
A small bow and arrow out of paper would be an excellent craft for children. You can make it in a large size to act as a prop.
Using the same principle as above, you can make a flat bow and arrow out of cardboard. It is a harmless fake bow and arrow that would be a great toy for kids.
If you are stuck in the wild, you can make a survival bow and arrow out of readily available materials. The real bow would be life-size.
These bows are made from sturdy, inflexible sticks with rubber bands looped at their ends. They are very easy for kids to work with and manipulate.
You should use this weapon with extreme care lest you hurt someone. It is advisable to wear protective glasses while working with them.
This fun project utilizes the junk in your office drawer. Needle nose pliers and wire cutters give the distinct shape of the bow to the paper clips.
You can paint the toothpick bow and arrow in colors of your choice to make it look striking. You can even paint stripes to give it a tribal look.
A natural Yumi bow and arrow are reminiscent of Chinese traditions. Though it looks primitive, it is a proper weapon.
The above-linked tutorial gives you the details of building the bow. For the arrows, take some bamboo canes and wrap oval felt pieces around their ends. At the other end, cut a small notch in the wood at the center so that the bow can be pulled back into the string to align it all up.
You can use this bow and arrow for professional purposes. Archery addicts would love this set. It has greater arrow propelling distance and is more powerful than the conventional ones.
This is a simple bow and arrow set that is made with pencils. You can use pens instead. The other supplies are rubber bands, push pins and binder clip.
If you want to keep your project green without using bamboo or wood in any form, you can make it with foam. It is safe for kids.
It is really up to you what size you want to make your bow and arrow set. You can make a fake one for hanging on the wall. They can be used in games where you have to hit a target. The mini versions would be a favorite toy for your munchkin. Sharpen your shooting skills with this primitive weapon.
Published on July 19th 2020 by Peyton Derrida