DIY Archery

Dad Crafts - DIY Archery Bow and Arrows

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

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 // sophie's world

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

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 for Kids // via skip to my lou

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 Archery Arrows

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