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!
How long do I make the ribbons?
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.
Attach all the lengths of the ribbon to your ring and you’re done!
There is so much to love about these beautiful rainbow ribbon rings. You will find your child use them in the most amazing ways. It will bring a smile to your face as you watch them play.
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.
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Barnabas Radics says
Now I know How to make dancing ribbon rings (in a fancy font).
Poss is looking so old!! They grow so quickly! What a lovely idea. My kids would sure love dancing ribbon rings.
So pretty and fun! And I just made some of these with wooden curtain rings and ribbon recently too 🙂
Danya Banya says
These are beautiful!
Kate@Peaceful Parents Confident Kids says
These are adorable. I can see my little girls running around outside with these pretending they were flying. They look so simple to make too. Thanks for sharing!
Commenting again, because I super duper love these 🙂
Hi Kate and Possum. I discovered your website this morning and I love it! Especially the ribbon rings. I’ll be using these as jelly fish in my childrens’ groups!
What a beautiful idea Erin!!!! We have so much fun with our ribbon rings and they are always a favourite with Possum’s playmates. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I hope to continue to impress you! 🙂
After read your post. I made a dancing ribbon and gave for my daughter. She really love it. Thanks Kate!
Emily, thank you so kindly for your comment. I’m thrilled you daughter has had lots of fun with her dancing ribbon. We were actually playing with ours just this morning. Have a wonderful day lovely.
Janine Evans says
Such a cute idea. Would be great to make up for school fetes! Thanks for sharing.
Oh wow, what a brilliant idea Janine! They would be amazing.