Mini Archery

30 Minutes | Cubs,Scouts,Explorers | Indoors

Create a mini archery set



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Mini Archery

30 Minutes | Cubs,Scouts,Explorers | Indoors

  • Lolly sticks (soaked in water for 1 hour)
  • Cotton buds
  • Dental floss
  • Hole punch
  • Targets (anything you like)
  • Desk fan
  • Curved or spherical object (tennis ball or mug etc)
  • Scissors

  1. Prepare the lolly sticks
  2. Soak the lolly sticks in water for one hour so that they become soft and flexible
  3. Punch holes in the sticks
  4. Use a hole punch to make four hole in each stick, one in each corner – the spacing should be perfect for each side of your bow
  5. String your bow
  6. Wrap dental floss around one end of the bow so that the wraps hold the loose end securely
  7. Form the bow shape
  8. Gently bend the lolly stick over a curved surface so that it takes the shape of a bow
  9. Keeping the bow curved, carefully wrap the dental floss around the other end of the bow so that the string is tight and holds the bow shape
  10. Tuck the loose end through your final wrap to secure the dental floss
  11. Make the arrows
  12. Cut one end off a cotton bud, then add a ‘nock’ at the end of the shaft by making a small notch in the cut end

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