Dancing ribbon rings are beautiful when used by children. They simply hold the ring with the ribbons attached and move about with them. They promote physical exercise and ignight imagination and play. It’s so easy to learn how to make dancing ribbon rings too. You only need a couple of materials and you suddenly have a homemade toy that your children will love to use over and over again.
Possum (3.5 years) loves to dance, like really loves to dance. I was recently inspired to make her a set of these rainbow ribbon rings when I saw her using a set at her preschool. I was amazed that something so easily made could be so much fun. In the space of a few minutes I saw the ribbon rings she was playing with become the tail of a unicorn, rainbow hair of a princess and more. Her preschool teacher approached me and told me I should make Possum a set for home.
Recommended play age: 2.5 years +
(Active supervision required)
To make these beautiful and whimsical ribbon rings for your child, you will simply need some curtain rings, lengths of ribbon and scissors. That’s it!
The length of the ribbon will depend on the height of your child. A good rule of thumb is to double the height of your child for each length of ribbon. So Possum who is basically spot on 1 meter tall, I doubled that to 2 meters for each ribbon colour. It was the perfect length once knotted. Of course you can cut the ribbon to suit your child once it has been made up.
To attach your ribbon to the ring, you simply tie a double knot and continue that with each strand.
Of course these rainbow ribbon rings make a gorgeous gift idea too!
So there really isn’t much to learning how to make dancing ribbon rings. They are such a simple homemade toy that you’re child will get lots of enjoyment using. They are great for helping consolidate their understanding of colours and fabulous for getting kids moving and outdoors.
How do you imagine your child would use ribbon rings?