These beautiful and simple twirling ribbon wands are great fun for kids. Perfect way to get them moving their body and possibly incorporating a little imaginary play too! They are so easy to make but will give your children hours of fun.
I was recently browsing our local haberdashery store when I came across their huge selection of ribbons. I couldn’t help myself and purchased some lengths of different types of ribbon that Possum (aged 3.5 years) liked. These would soon become simple twirling ribbon wands and many hours of fun for her.
Recommended age: 3 years +
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You will need-
- 3 – 5 lengths of ribbons, each 1 meter
- glue is optional
To make these it’s very simple. Place your largest ribbon on a flat surface and build your other ribbon pieces on top of it. Fold your largest ribbon end over the smaller pieces (as shown above) and tie that securely to one end of the stick. Fan out the ends of the ribbon and ensure there are no tangles. If you’re worried it might become untied then you might want to hold it in place using a hot glue gun.
It really is that easy to make. You can get your kids using them in no time, without the fuss and hassle of collecting a huge number of materials and the need to make something fiddly. You will be able to whip these up and have your children twirling and playing for a very long time.
Each twirling ribbon wand can be completely unique too! Your child might choose how they want their wand to look and consider things like the texture of each ribbon or ropes, the colours they like and the various thickness of each strand.
These simple twirling ribbon wands somehow inspire children to be creative and engage in imaginary play. It wasn’t long before Possum was pretending to be a fairy in the garden with a magical wand before transforming into a horse with a beautiful long tail as she tucked the stick at the back of her pants.
You will see their imagination grow with something you can so easily make or have them make.
Ta-da! Possum had a wonderful time playing with her simple twirling ribbon wands. She was mesmerised by the different ways the ribbons danced through the air depending on the way she moved. She became quite puffed after a little while, which told me she was getting lots of great exercise at the same time.
We hope you find some time to make these beautiful twirling ribbon wands. They are worth the 2 minutes it takes to make them. Enjoy!
What would your child’s twirling ribbon look like do you think?
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