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This is an original edition of Make it Monday- a weekly feature of tutorials.
This is also a Kids Craft tutorial- something appropriate and fun to do with your little one.

MATERIALS

Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Materials

Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Materials

  • paper (I used glittered craft foam sheets for durability)
  • pencils (get a v-day pack from the dollar store)
  • scissors

INSTRUCTIONS


I found that it was pretty challenging for Mikah to cut these out, so I pre-cut them and had him weave the pencil into the holes. He’ll use these for a Valentines Day goody bag for his friends.

  1. Cut out sheets approximately business card sized (about 2″ x 3.5″) and fold in half.
    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 01

    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 01

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 02

  2. Snip away! You are cutting a “U” shape for the top of the heart, plus a forward slash for the bottom tip. The longer your ‘slash’ the pointier your arrow. Make your heart take up at least half the space on the paper.
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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 03

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 04

  3. Next part, cutting out the arrow. Simply snip a slash parallel to your slash from the heart tip and trim away the excess as pictured. Easy peasy, and very little waste.
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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 05

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 06

  4. Trim tiny little fringes about 1/8″ wide and halfway into your new arrow piece. make sure the fringes are on the outer edge, not the folded edge.
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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 07

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 08

  5. Cut slits in your heart and arrow approximately 1/4″ wide and 1/2″ apart. Eyeball it. This will be your slits to slide your pencils into. Do a test run with a pencil to make sure it fits and adjust your snips as needed.
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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 09

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 10

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 11

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 12

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 15

  6. Slide in your pencils! We did ours under-over-under to hide the top edge and eraser edges.
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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 16

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 17

  7. While Mikah napped I cut out a bunch for him. He was thrilled to find this when he woke up and spent a good 15 minutes weaving the pencils in and coordinating which would be for who.

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    Cupids Arrows Pencil Toppers Tutorial 18

Done! I got Mikah some trinkets to include with his goody bag- he loves people and giving things so this was a perfect activity for him.
Last, please share the tutorial and have fun with it!

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