Crafts DIY Kids

Patriotic Ribbon Wand

Independence Day is quickly approaching and I wanted to whip something up for my oldest daughter that would be fun for her to play with while teaching her the importance of the day.

So, I grabbed some red, white and blue ribbon from my stash and went to town. I came up with this super easy toy for kids that would be a GREAT alternative to sparklers.

No fear of kids getting burned, YAY!

These literally took me less than 10 minutes to make and I am going to show you step-by-step how to make some of your own.

Gather some ribbon in your desired patriotic colors/patterns and a small dowel rod.

I chose a thinner grosgrain ribbon so they would be easier to tie to the dowel.

Bunch all the ribbon together and cut them to your desired length. I made each color a different length to give it some variety.

Tie the ribbon to the end of your dowel rod. I double knotted mine and it made it extra secure. You could also glue the ribbon to the dowel if you would like. Since the end of my dowel had been notched out, it kept the ribbon pretty secure.

And there you have it. You’re done! Give your new ribbon wants to your kids and let them have fun!

I gave mine to big V and let her loose in the yard. She felt like a little patriotic princess. Isn’t she just beautiful?! 🙂

Hey! Meet Vanessa


A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

Vanessa

A foodie, crafty, homeschooling mom of 3, who loves her Happy Planner and all things Mid Century Modern!

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4 Comments

  1. so cute!!! mainly the girl… but the wand is super cute too! 🙂

    1. The Rookie Seamstress says:

      Ha ha! Thank you!

  2. I could see myself playing with that so much as a child. They’d be great to stick into the ground too and watch how they catch the wind!

    1. The Rookie Seamstress says:

      They are pretty addicting! If it wasn’t so hot outside, we would play with them outside all day!! Great idea about sticking them in the ground!

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