As promised, I have a fun and easy Valentine's Day craft project inspired by the available-for-pre-order new book Just Us Girls:48 Creative Art Projects for Mothers and Daughters to Do Together. I whipped up these fun arrows made with pencils and paper that I displayed as a mobile, but would make a great Valentine to pass out in class or to all your friends and co-workers.
I love the arrow as a Valentine motif, and inspired by this arrow project in Just Us Girls, I thought I'd give it a try.
I die cut hearts out of a variety of scrapbook paper, glued the hearts together so each side had a pretty print on it, and made it a bit sturdier.
To make the feather end of the arrow, I folded a piece of the scrapbook paper in half and glued it together.
Using the template I sketched out below, I cut the feather parts out.
WARNING!!! This is the part that you need to be super careful with. Cut slits in the end of the pencil and the eraser. Take especial care when doing this. Also make sure to make your slits in the same orientation, or your heart shape points and your feathers won't align.
To make the mobile, I simply tied the pencils to a piece of yarn and slid them to make them balance at the angles I liked.
Valentine arrow template.
More about the Quarry book written especially for mother and daughter crafting time: