Creating a Flaming Arrow That WorksWARNING:
Playing with fire is dangerous. Playing with fire that flies through the air at great speed is even MORE DANGEROUS. Use common sense and caution when using the arrow. I take no responsibility for what you do with your creation and for how you use this instructable. I highly suggest this not be attempted by anyone under the age of 21. I will stress again this is dangerous and has it's uses (like for a camp ceremony which is what I created this for) but you must be careful. Use these instructions at your own risk
I get asked to create some very interesting things, and often on short notice. It's pretty fun to see if I can really make the vision happen. This was the case with the flaming arrow. You might be shocked to know, there is not a lot out there on the web to create such an item. Those that do have instructions have little or no success. Others will show you what they did, but they do not tell you how it was actually created.
I took pieces from sites I found used a little brain power and came up with this flaming arrow that worked. So, my instructable friends, It is time to take the journey in learning how you too can make a flaming arrow that works!
Photo from: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) with Kevin Costner
Step 1: Materials
22" Aluminum Arrow (or longer I would not go lower than 22")
Liquid Stitch or a craft glue
16 Sparklers (the color does not matter)
Electrical tape or Duct tape
Thin gauge wire (24, 26, or 28 gauge)
A bow of your choice to shoot the arrow
Leather or cloth gloves (optional but strongly suggested)