Ribbon Streamers

June 5, 2012

This March has certainly roared in like a lion and my daughter has had many windy days to take her ribbon hand kites outside to explore wind. To make two ribbon streamers, we used three spools of  3/16" width ribbon that measured 6 yards each in pretty pastel colors for spring as well as two plastic shower rings, a pair of scissors and craft glue to make these ribbon streamers.


I unravelled a roll of ribbon and matched up both ends to fold it in half.  I then folded it in half again, matching both ends, and cut the loop parts.  I ended up with four even pieces of ribbon.  I did the same with the other two rolls of ribbon.  I had two strips of pink, blue and green ribbon for each streamer.


I added a dab of glue to seal the shower ring shut.


I tied the ribbon around the ring making a square knot.


I added a total of six pieces of ribbon to each ring, but you can certainly add more ribbon as long as there is space for your child to hold the ring.

 

I cut the ribbon ends at a 45 degree angle so that the ends were the same length and uniform.


Sophia has had so much fun with these simple ribbon streamers/hand kites.  She loves to take them outside and watch the wind move through them.  She plays with them indoors as well. Sometimes, we turn on music and she spins and twirls her hand kites to the rhythm. It's such a great way to keep her moving and exercising even on those cold and rainy days.  We can't wait to explore different color combinations.

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