Have you noticed the archery craze that’s sweeping across the nation? Between Mérida and the Hunger Games, it’s making quite a comeback. I’ve heard there are quite a few schools adding archery programs, too.
My 4 year old thinks it sounds pretty amazing, but I’m a little hesitant about buying a real set for someone his age. So how about we DIY-it instead? I’m super fascinated by the itty-bitty bow and arrows made from Popsicle sticks—they say they really work, and they have to be less dangerous than a full-size version, right? I sure hope so!
DIY Popsicle Bow and Q-tip Arrows
via All for the Boys
Start small with some Q-tips, Popsicle sticks, and dental floss. This set has real Macgyver qualities, don’t you think? And it really works!
DIY Bow and Arrows
via Sophie’s World
This set was part of a great Hunger Games themed party, and includes a DIY quiver to hold all those arrows.
DIY Cardboard Tube Quiver
via Domestic Candy
This super easy cardboard quiver project will keep your DIY arrows organized—all you need is a wrapping paper roll.
DIY PVC Bow and Arrow
via Skip to My Lou
This DIY looks like the sturdiest of the bunch. I’m thinking it’d be a great second set, once you get the hang of a simpler one and want a little more “oomph.”
DIY Wooden Dowel Arrows
via Creative Jewish Mom
These aren’t meant to be shot with a bow, but the designs are so cute I had to include them. Why not make the arrows in one of the above DIY’s look this pretty? I say go for it!
Pictured at the top of this post: DIY Archery Set via Craft Foxes