Since I expect my kids will likely loose or damage lots of arrows, I don’t want to invest too much $$ on expensive arrows but at the same time don’t want them getting frustrated by shooting cr@p. I'm leaning towards cedar because, I am a fairly accomplished woodworker with a full woodshop, and do have some experience (back in the 80's) with hand straightening cedar shafts, and fletching, installing nocks, and piles, etc. And I think it might be a good "family activity" and good experience for the kids, to at least know how it can be done, even if they decide to go with Aluminum or Carbon shaft. (Somewhere in my various boxes of detritus I know I have a tapering tool and fletching jig…. If I can find them.) But with that being said I want to reiterate that I don’t want them getting frustrated by shooting cr@p.