How to Fake an Arrow Through the Head

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When you are putting together a whimsical outfit for a Halloween or costume party, you may feel frustrated by the lack of variety and costliness of store-bought costumes. One alternative is to make a costume accessory yourself using a few basic household materials. For example, you can construct an Arrow Through the Head costume accessory using materials such as drinking straws and construction paper. This will allow you to have a hilarious costume with minimal effort.

Things You'll Need

  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • 2 drinking straws
  • Plastic headband, clear
  • Place a hot glue stick into a hot glue gun, and plug in the hot glue gun to heat up for 5 minutes.

  • Cut out a 3-inch triangle from construction paper, and apply a dollop of hot glue onto one edge of the triangle. Press the triangle against the end of a drinking straw. Hold the triangle in place for 2 minutes to allow the hot glue to harden.

  • Cut out two to three 3-inch chevron shapes from construction paper, and hot glue the shapes onto the end of a second drinking straw in the same manner as before.

  • Squeeze a pea-sized dollop of hot glue onto the right side of a clear plastic headband, and press the other end of the triangle-tipped straw onto the glue dollop. Hold the straw in place for 2 minutes.

  • Squeeze a pea-sized dollop of hot glue onto the left side of the headband, and press the other end of the chevron-ended straw onto the hot glue dollop. Hold the straw in place for 2 minutes. When you put the headband onto your head, it will appear as if the arrow is going straight through your head.

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