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Dance Around with Ribbon Rings

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. Turn up the music and have a dance party with these ribbon rings. Take them out anytime you or your kids need a dance party pick-me-up! These are fun to play with and super easy to make.

Dance Around with Ribbon Rings

Dance Around with Ribbon Rings


plastic shower curtain rings, ribbon – I used 5/8 inch ribbon, scissors

ribbon rings supplies

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.

ribbon rings

ribbon rings

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.)

ribbon rings

ribbon rings

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.

crafting ribbon rings

crafting ribbon rings

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.

crafting ribbon rings

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.



  1. Great idea and perfect timing! I was trying to think what to make for the goody bags for my daughter’s birthday party this year!

  2. This post has really captured my attention, it’s quite informative too. What really caught my fascination is that the post has been really done in an interesting manner, something i was really looking for. Thank you very much.

  3. Thanks! I made one of these yesterday for my son (2 yrs). He got a kick out of it but wanted to wear it as a necklace or belt. You could make cool “dress up” accessories out of these!!
    Thanks for the great idea :) I’m going to have to try to the ice cube thing, too. DS LOVES ice.

  4. I love this idea! My daughter would really enjoy dancing around the living room with these. Lovin’ your blog! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

  5. Marie – I love looking at your blog. It is so great! I took my blog private – will you email me your email address and I will add you to my list.

  6. I love this idea!!! I have a 4 year old dancer who will just love this!!! I am also the counselor over nursery and think this would be awesome for them, not to mention a thank you for my 4 year old’s preschool teacher…fun, fun. Thank you!

  7. Too cute! I should make these for BBJ and Ernie :) Ernie’s nursery is mostly young boys…wonder if they’d go for these, or just start bashing things? I’ve been looking for a treat to take on Sunday before we move :o) Thanks!

  8. I love this idea!! It is so much better than the wands that I have seen–easier to hold and safer, too. I will be making a bunch for the nursery, and I am wondering if my graduate and her friends might like some of the shorter ones done in the school colors to wave around or toss at graduation. Thanks so much!

  9. these are so cool; we are definitely going to make these. the kids love dancing around the living room; this will make it so much more fun. thanks!

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