Flying Cupid STEM Activity

Science is something your child can love with our cupid’s arrow static STEM lesson. Make cupid fly all while learning about the power of static electricity this Valentine’s Day!  When a balloon is rubbed against fabric or hair, electrons are transferred to the balloon, giving it an overall negative charge. This negative charge attracts the tissue paper cupid, making it stick!

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Items Needed

  • Tissue paper
  • Colored markers
  • Our cupid’s arrow printable
  • Scissors
  • A balloon
  • Wool, flannel or fleece fabric (a head of hair also works perfectly)


  1. Trace our cupid printable on a piece of tissue paper. Cut out the tissue paper cupid and put it on a flat surface.
  2. Blow up the ballon and rub it on fabric or hair for about 10 seconds.
  3. Hold the balloon a few inches over the tissue paper cupid and see what happens. If the balloon has a good static charge, the cupid should jump right up and stick to the balloon!
  4. Have fun making cupid fly!


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