This Inexpensive Cupid Candy Arrows is a sweet little gift to give to someone that's not over the top.
They are just a few gummy hearts on a bamboo skewer with a black arrow head and fletching (yup, that's what the feathery part at the end is called) You have a quick, easy inexpensive Valentine gift.
So why is an arrow part of Valentine tradition? Because in classic Greek mythology when the chubby little god Cupid, son of Venus, would shoot a person with his arrow, that person would be filled with desire (usually for the first person that they laid eyes on). In a way it explains how sometimes we can fall for someone with obvious flaws.
But with this little candy skewed arrow you are choosing the Valentine you want when you give it to them.
With just a few gummy hearts you can make several of these arrows.
Using bamboo skewers simply thread on gummy hearts in alternating colors. I found that if it got too sticky I would dust the skewer lightly in corn starch. You might find it easier to start in the middle back of the candy when putting them on the skewer.
Make sure that the candies are equally space on the skewer with the center gummy in the middle of the skewer. Once the candies are on take heavy duty scissors or snips and cut the sharp end of the skewer off. This is a precaution so no one stabs themselves with it.
You can either print off this ArrowHeadFletching.PDF or cut out your own arrowhead and fletching from black paper. With just a little bit of glue, glue on 2 arrow heads, one on each side to the top of the arrow and 2 fletching one on each side to the bottom.
Cut out a piece of cellophane about 6 inches by 18 inches. Place the completed arrow on the cellophane and roll up the arrow carefully as to not shake off too much of the sugar from the candies. With the smallest bit of tape, tape the side closed.
Scrunch in the ends and tie off with either a bit of ribbon or some curling ribbon.
You can make a pile of these little arrows and give them out individually or you can take several of them and wrap them together with a bit of ribbon as one gift.
Inexpensive Cupid Candy Arrows is an easy and thoughtful little present to give.
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