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How to Make a Daedric Bow - and Arrow!


This is a tutorial on how to make a Daedric bow and arrow from Skyrim and the Elder Scrolls series. It doesn't really function as a bow though. It is just for show, fun and cosplay!

Thanks for coming over from youtube. Give me a day to create this tutorial. But I do have the template ready. You can download it right here: Daedric Bow Template

I also have a video tutorial on this project. It is at the bottom of the page.



Daedric Bow and Arrow


Overview: This is a very easy project and it comes out great. I help you along the way by giving you the template. You cut out the template. You use that to trace the parts onto foam board (Or cardboard). You glue the parts together and then paint it! That's about it. Add a string and make the arrow if you want an arrow!

Parts and Tools:

  • 2 sheets of foamboard Elmer's Acid-Free Foam Boards
  • Glue gun or glue - Surebonder PRO Glue Gun
  • Red and black paint
  • The template Here
  • Some string for the bow string (Anything will do) I used fishing leader line
  • Some kind of wire to wrap the handle. I used network cable
  • Optional arrow: A 36 inch long piece of 1/8 inch wood dowel and a piece of black paper or cardstock

Note from Will: The Template and the tutorial are both absolutely free! But would you consider a donation of $1 to support my work? Paypal makes it very easy and safe. Click here to donate $1 - Every little bit helps Will to keep making great tutorials and templates. Thanks!


Cut out template pieces

Print up the template and cut out the pieces. There are four pieces that make up the bow and one piece for the arrow head. Notice that my template is orange. That is just so you can see it better in the pics and video. Your template pieces are white. That saves on printer ink.


Tape together the four pieces

Tape together the four pieces of the bow template together like this. There is a drawing in the template to help. From right to left the pieces are 1, 2, 3, and 4.


Trace onto foam board

Lay it on a sheet of foamboard and trace it. You can fit it twice onto a single sheet of foamboard. Make four of these in total.


NextContinue with the tutorial


Watch the Video Tutorial Here:


Foam boardElmer's Acid-Free Foam Boards, 20 x 30 Inches, 3/16-Inch Thick, Bright White, 2-Count (902015)




xacto knifeX-ACTO Z Series #1 Knife with Cap (XZ3601)







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