Ribbon wands

When I was little my great auntie came to visit and gave me some beautiful ribbon. For some reason I’ve always remembered the ribbon and how pretty it was. I think this is partly why I love ribbon wands so much – they are ribbon magic!

To make Little Miss Q one I cut some dowel to around 20 cm, sanded it until it was smooth and then ‘drilled’ a hole in the end (I just used a drill bit and twisted it by hand). Next I screwed in a hook before threading on a key ring, together with a bell.

For the ribbon I chose 4 colours and cut them to around 50 cm. I lightly singed the ends to stop them from fraying. Then I tied them onto the key ring tightly. For Master D I made a longer one – the dowel was around 30 cm and the ribbon was about 90 cm.

We love playing with them outside in the wind 🙂 (ok, I love playing with them outside in the wind – although I’m pretty sure the kids do too!).

Thanks for reading, Kelly

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9 Comments

  • Reply Fi Wood November 7, 2011 at 1:39 am

    They look great Kel.

  • Reply Pickle Lily November 9, 2011 at 4:48 am

    I love these – thank-you for sharing.
    Jo x

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  • Reply April's Homemaking November 11, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Looks like a fun thing to make and a fun toy! Love the Jingle bell!

  • Reply Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) November 11, 2011 at 6:46 am

    How cute & crafty! Your kids look like they are having a blast with them!! Thanks for linking up at TGIF – I look forward to seeing you again!
    Beth =-)

  • Reply Kelly @ The Homeschooling Co-op November 11, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    These are great! I was just thinking of making some wands for the kids – so beautiful and easy. I’m ready to try it! Cheers, Kelly

  • Reply Carrie November 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    What a great idea!! We did something similar but I sewed the ribbons onto a small wreath. Thank you so much for sharing at Crafty Moms Share!!

  • Reply andie jaye November 15, 2011 at 12:41 am

    wow! what happy faces! looks like it was a great idea! thanks for linking this up to last week’s tip-toe thru tuesday party! i hope to see you again this week!

    andie @ crayonfreckles

  • Reply Kara November 17, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Love these!! I’m definitely going to be making these! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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