Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ribbon Dancing

I had been cleaning out my craft cabinet and noticed I had a lot of ribbon.  A lot meaning about 20 rolls.  I hadn't used much of it in the past year, so I decided to make something out of ALL of it!


  1. I cut, organized and gathered into coordinating colors.  
  2. Fold over a "baby" link.  You can sew if you like, or like me, hot glue!
  3. The children can easily hold onto a link and dance around! 
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    1. What a lovely idea! I too have a ton of ribbon...of course as a paper crafter, the hoarder in me screams NO! i MIGHT NEED IT! LOL But this is a great way to get rid of some of my lesser loved colors!

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      1. Yes, I know the feeling of being a hoarder of items for crafting. I have a storage unit with so many recyclables...I'm going to have to purge or think of crafts very soon...need to make room for more! EEK!

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    2. Great idea, Jessi. A trip to the dollar store can yield inexpensive plastic bracelets that can be used as holders, too. I have some of these somewhere. Might be time to find them again....

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      1. Bracelets! Duh! What a brilliant idea!!

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      2. Or shower curtain rings!

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    3. I just "looped" (and then tied) my ribbons through large elastic pony-tail holders---no glue necessary...and the elastics can be held in the hand, worn on the wrist, or even around the ankles (for some flexible children)!

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      1. I've done that with fabric scraps, and it works great! I love the idea of ankles...hmm...you got me thinking!

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    4. What a beautiful idea! I have that "crafter hoarding" thing too. But I am definitely in need of a craft purge and I have yet to use all the ribbon I've been carrying around for more than 3 years!

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      1. Wow! I know, I've been needing to go thru a few boxes/cupboards...

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    5. Shower curtain rings or canning jar rings work well, too.

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      1. I love using curtain rings! Hmm..maybe that would be an idea of "what to do with curtain rings" type of post. :)

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    6. I've been meaning to do this for ages...thanks for the inspiration...i think my twin toddlers would love this!

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      1. Thanks! Any time! :) I think your blog will be a great inspiration for me and my "new" toddler (14 months)!

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    7. I love that this is a fun, inexpensive activity. : ) I would love it if you shared this link and any other fun, frugal, kid-friendly posts at my linky party fun frual friday www.funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com

      I am your newest follower : )

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    8. Jessi, I found some of these in a cabinet so I think we're using these this week. I'll post pictures on the blog if that happens.

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    9. Stopping by from Fun Frugal Friday Linky Party....

      Now that is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    10. http://kreativeactivities.blogspot.com/2011/08/gross-motor-movement-equipment.html
      We made two types of these last year - the kids love them - we also used them in our Holiday concert!

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    11. We are totally making these for Little M's Fancy Backyard Tea Party! Thanks for the idea... ;)

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    12. Hello,

      I have been meaning to do it with our ESL club for kids, probably when we will have an " around the world" theme, I can picture it with " South American " activities with all of these brilliant colors.
      There is a fantastic song for 3/7 years old with lots of movement, I haven't tried it with the kids yet, I will wait until we do the " Around he world " workshop.
      Here is the song :
      http://www.nancymusic.com/Dancerainbowplay.htm
      Two more ideas:
      - you can recycle the ribbons which are often found inside clothes ( a lot of my tops have silky ribbons inside to hang them)
      - for the bracelets, you can use the " glow in the dark" bracelets. They are great and quite inexpensive, it cost me 6€ for 50 bracelets. I keep them even when they stop glowing cause it is good for fine motor skills, you can make a huge circle or loop, you can connect them to look like letters, etc. And you can use them for ribbon dancing...

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    I'd love to hear what your thoughts are...leave a comment! :)