One of my goals this summer was to do more arts and crafts with the littles. Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of craft items and it’s time they get put to use. One of the first things I wanted to make with AG was a DIY ribbon wand. She’s into princess dress up right now and we all know that every princess needs a wand.
This project is pretty simple. I know I say that all the time, but it is. All you need is a wooden dowel, ribbon, a ruler and scissors.
My little assistant first measured out the ribbon to 24 inches- basically doubling up on the ruler. She then carefully cut each piece and laid them all next to each other.
She decided on 5 pieces of ribbon. We made two wands, just incase she wasn’t in a sharing mood and L wanted to have some fun with them too.
After the ribbon is cut, all you do it tie them tightly to the top of the dowel. AG picked the pattern she wanted and we went from there. I helped her tie them on, as you really have to make sure they’re tightly secured so they don’t fly off the top.
After they were finished, we took them outside to play with. Somewhere in between pictures and playing they may have turned into pom poms. Nonetheless, she had a blast with playing with them. I loved spending the quality time with her making them. It was a win win for a somewhat rainy summer day.
Since the 4th is just around the corner, these would be cute to make with red, white and blue ribbon to bring to a parade or a party. They’d even be fun to make as a craft for a playdate or at a birthday party. Think of all of themes you can come up with for these!