When the music is playing, it’s more fun to dance with something in your hand to wave or spin around. We made these easy Ribbon Rings that are helping us whirl and twirl.
Supplies: plastic shower curtain rings, ribbon – I used 5/8 inch ribbon, scissors
Cut a length of ribbon. We made some with 3 feet of ribbon, 2 feet, and small 6 inch ones. Find your half way point of the ribbon. Tie a knot at the top, so as you start to wrap, it doesn’t fall apart. Then wrap it around the ring one way. Then with the other half, wrap it around the other way.
Once the ends meet again at the bottom, tie them into a knot. I trim the ends of the ribbon to look finished, either in a V shape or at a diagonol. (With the BLUE ribbon below, you may have to re-wrap the ring if you get the ribbon going the same way. It won’t be able to knot at the end. They need to be opposite directions.)
Now you are ready to dance, twirl, or run with your ribbon rings. My son wanted to put me into a trance with his, by waving it in front of my eyes to make me sleepy.
Here are a few different ways to make your ribbon rings. We used two colors of ribbon with one and tied lots and lots of little ribbons around another.
I am keeping some Ribbon Rings for us and I will be giving some to my church’s nursery class. These would also be a great gift for a preschool or kindergarten teacher too.