They are a very light weight pvc. If I was making this for my 12 year old son, who would want more of a draw when he pulls back his arrow...I would just use straight PVC pipe.
Alas, hoops. And wooden dowels...either 1/4" or 3/8"
I swapped out this string for 550/Parachute cord.
Which might be too far of a reach for the arrow...or tiny arms. Cut down the hula hoop as necessary.
Makes a cushy hand grip.
The arrows are just a big ball of cotton packed in a circle of fabric and hot glued to the dowel.
Then wrapped with a pipecleaner.
I don't know how I missed taking pictures of that...sorry!
Would make a great party favor for a birthday party!
Use caution if using these with large groups of children...and I
would recommend not shooting people. It's just a good practice.
Popsicle Stick Bows we did last year!