February is a month to celebrate love and one thing that comes into my mind every Valentine’s Day is Cupid. In classic mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. Cupid is also a popular symbol during the love month.
So today, I am showing you how to make Cupid’s bow and arrow for your nendoroids, cupoche, figma or dolls. It is fun to dress up your Nendoroid as Cupid for Valentine’s inspired figure photography just like what I did with Nendoroid Mako last week.
The materials I used for bow and arrow are the following: Wire (which I found at my brother’s tool box, it’s soft and can easily bend), crochet thread, ribbon, heart shaped cut outs (or crafted heart design), thin stick, glue, scissor and needle nose pliers.
It is much better if you don’t need to buy these materials and find something at home. Remember, be resourceful and creative. 😉
How to make an Arrow
I found an old table mat that’s made of thin wooden sticks in our stock room, so I grabbed one to use for the arrow’s shaft. Good thing that the color is appropriate for the theme, so I didn’t have to paint it pink. Don’t worry, you can also use toothpicks instead of messing your mom’s table mats. 😀
Since I have this crafted heart design for years now, I decided to use it again as the arrowhead. Heart-shaped head is very Valentine’s Day-ish and suits perfectly to Cupid Mako-chan. You can use red/pink cartolina or color cardboad.
Attach the heart-shaped head to the shaft using glue and set it aside.
If you have a feather, it can serve as the arrow’s fletchings for a cute touch.Cut a small portion of the feather enough to decorate the tail part of the arrow.
How to make a Bow
Design the bow using crochet thread. Leave an excess string before wrapping up the whole side. This will serve as the bow string.Tie the string on to the upper bottom of the wirePut some glue over the wire.