Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ribbon Streamers- Music and Movement


We decided to make music and movement ribbon streamers. It all started because my friend Angela gave Mikey a present wrapped in this beautiful blue thick satiny ribbon. I knew I had to use it for something so I came up with this super simple and fun craft.

Materials Needed:
Ribbon
lighter( for sealing the ends of ribbon)
Thread
Hair band
Scissors

Directions:
1. Cut your ribbon to the desired length
2. seal both ends of the ribbon by lightly gliding the lighter past the ends you will see a change in the ends. This prevents fraying and will make the streamers last longer.
3. Fold the ribbon over the hairband and sew closed. I used a sewing machine but you could easily do this by hand.
4. Enjoy playing spinning and dancing with your new ribbon streamers!


My kids love these!
I made these for Kaia and Mikey
I used the lighter to seal both ends and then folded some ribbon around a hair band and sewed it closed
For the classroom I left the streamers simple. I want them to be more durable and to last through many uses by many children. I don't recommend using the iridescent sparkley ribbon I used for my kids streamers for a classroom it is really pretty but frays quickly even when its sealed.

2 comments:

Amie (Triple T Mum) said...

Stopping by from Triple T Mum. I am looking forward to making these. Thank you for linking this post to the Kids Co-op! Pinning to the Weekly Kids Co-op Board.

Robin @ Sweet Tea Classroom said...

I'm blogging about movement and learning on my Kid's Co-op post tomorrow. I plan to feature you! Robin @ <a href="http://sweetteaclassroom.com> Sweet Tea Classroom</a>

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