Arts & Crafts

Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Craft

By: Highlights Editorial
Valentine cupid arrows made from drinking straws and patterned paper.
minute activity
Ages 3+
Critical Thinking
Fine Motor Skills

These quick cupid’s-arrow valentines can find their way into your friends’ hearts on Valentine’s Day. We used pink straws, but any color will do.

Pro tip: It’s easier to write a message on the valentine before sliding the paper onto the drinking straw. And when it’s not Valentine’s Day, use the same method to make a striking birthday card.

What You'll Need

What to Do

  1. For each arrow, draw a heart and a feather on colored or patterned paper and cut them out. 

    Cutting heart and feather shapes from paper.
  2. Cut two slits into the center of each piece, as shown. 

    Showing where to cut slits in the papers.
  3. Slide the heart and feather through the slits, onto opposite ends of a drinking straw.

    Adding the papers to the straws.
  4. Write your message on the tip and feather of the arrow.

    Messages written on the papers.
  5. Give a valentine to each of your friends—and the other special people in your life.

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By: Highlights Editorial