Twirling and whirling with these Dance Ribbons will make any child feel like a beautiful butterfly or fairy princess or whatever their imagination can dream up. So let them pick their favorite colors and dance away.
Ribbon – 2 yards of each color
Clover clips (or small binder clips)
Candle and match (to singe ribbon ends)
Cut pairs of ribbon strips each a yard long, one for each wrist.
Measure elastic around the recipient’s wrist, add an inch, and then cut two pieces. If you have to guess for wrist measurement, about four inches for a toddler is probably about right. The elastic makes sizing flexible.
Fold the elastic into a loop, overlapping the ends by about half an inch.
Bundle the ribbon together and fold in half. Clip ribbon to the elastic at the point of overlap.
Using a zig zag stitch, sew back and forth over the ribbon, thus securing the ribbon to the elastic and sewing the elastic loop in place.
Trim down any overhanging elastic.
Using a lit candle, singe the ends of all the ribbons. You may also singe the raw edges of the elastic, but be careful, as it can be flammable.
Alternatively, you may use fray check to seal the ends of the ribbon. I chose to singe the ends, because kids tend to suck on stuff like this and I didn’t want her to potentially suck on the harsh fray check chemicals.
Now your ribbon rings are ready to party!
I'm Delia and I blog at www.deliacreates.com. I am a crafter, sewist, photographer, crocheter, and general DIY-er. I have three kids who I love to create for and with. They are often my inspiration and my muses. I even have a section of my blog dedicated to them, call Kids Create: http://www.deliacreates.com/kids-create.