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  • Today I'm going to show you how to make a mini indoor bow and arrow.

  • Start by taking a lolly pop stick, putting it in a bowl of water

  • And leaving it to soak for half an hour.

  • Next dry it off, then using a small pair of scissors or nail clippers

  • Cut two small grooves at each end of the stick.

  • It should look like this.

  • Next take a short length of dental floss

  • Wrap it around the grooves at one end of the stick, and tie it on.

  • Then we need to gently bend the stick into a bow shape

  • Wrap the floss around the grooves at the other end, tie it on with a knot

  • And cut the end off using scissors.

  • And there we have it, our completed bow.

  • If you want to customise your bow, use a ball point pen to draw a design on

  • before you bend it into shape.

  • To make the arrows, we're going to use a cotton bud

  • And cut the end off using a pair of scissors.

  • Firing it takes a little bit of practice, but you soon pick it up, and its safe to use indoors.

  • If you want to make a flaming arrow, first you need to reinforce the cotton bud tube

  • With a shaved down cocktail stick.

  • Otherwise the plastic arrow melts and the cotton bud falls off.

  • Next roll the cotton in some Vaseline

  • Get it into position ready to fire, and light the arrow.

  • The arrow will stay alight long after its landed

  • So you should only do this outside, somewhere safe where nothing can catch fire

  • And keep some water on standby to put it out.

  • It you like this project, maybe you'd like to take a look at some of my other videos

  • By clicking on the links on the right hand side, or take a look at my youtube channel page.

  • Happy shooting, stay safe and as always, thanks for watching.

Today I'm going to show you how to make a mini indoor bow and arrow.

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