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Ribbon Wands

Ribbon Wands
Ribbon Wands
Ribbon Wands
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Jen Hansard
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My three-year-old loves music and dancing. It's in her blood! When she was five months old and just learning to sit, she was already bouncing along to music.

Our family's always trying to find ways to nurture Clare's love of music. These ribbon wands are a pretty simple way to do just that. Our daughter loves dancing around with these and watching the colors swirl and twirl around her. It brings me so much joy to see my daughter in a state of total happiness...

How We Did It

Ribbon Wands

This project requires some prep work for parents. So gather the materials while your little one is asleep and spend about 10 minutes prepping for this.

Ribbon Wands

For a power tool-less alternative to this project, you can use scissors to cut two small holes at the end of a paper towel tube to create fat wands. Or you can do what we did and create skinnier wands using dowels and a drill.

To go this latter route, first drill a hole towards the end of the wand. I recommend using as large a drill bit as you can to make it easier to thread the ribbon through.

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Cut up various pieces of ribbon. (About 2.5-3' was a good length for our three-year-old.)

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Now that you have prepped the area, have your little ones join in on the fun. They can pick the colors for their ribbon wand. We did three to four ribbons in each wand and loved how it turned out.

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My daughter was pretty good at threading the ribbon through the holes, which surprised me a little. I guess her fine motor skills are pretty good for a three-year-old!

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Once all the colors were through the hole, we tied the ribbons in a knot so that the ribbons would stay put.

Ribbon Wands

Then we turned on some music and watched Clare twirl around the room. We made a couple of ribbon wands so that she could have one for each hand, and there were extras for anyone who wanted to join in on the fun!


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Wonderful idea! I just recently found this site that has tons of beautiful ribbons for sale and have been looking for something to do with them all. By any chance do you know how wide those ribbons are? The ribbons I currently have are way wider then that probably 2 inches wide if I could guess. Should I cut them down to 3/4's of an inch you think?

posted by: Joan on 10.7.2013

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