Ribbon rings are easy and inexpensive to make…and they are not just for dancing. Here is a tutorial plus a list of ideas for using ribbon rings.
Only Two Supplies Needed
Please note that these ribbon rings are intended to be created and used with adult supervision. To create the rings, I used plastic tablecloths and plastic jelly bracelets – just two supplies to make my ribbon rings. I found the tablecloths at the dollar store. They can be cut into strips to make lots of colorful ribbons for very little money. I found the bracelets in the party favor aisle at Target.
Assemble the Ribbon Rings
To make the task of cutting the tablecloths easy, DO NOT unfold them all the way. If you happen to have a rotary cutter, you can cut strips just as you would cut strips of fabric for quilts. I couldn’t find my quilt cutting supplies, so I just used a ruler to measure the strips equally , marked them with a pen, and cut them with my scissors.
When I unfolded the strips, I had a bunch of nice, colorful ribbons to add to the rings.
Before attaching the ribbons to a bracelet, I folded them in half. I stuck the folded edge through the bracelet, opened the fold to make a loop, stuck my hand through the loop, grabbed the other end of the ribbon, pulled it through the loop, and pulled it tight around the bracelet.
You can add as many ribbons around your bracelet as you like. Trim the ends of the ribbons if needed to make them even.
In addition to the tablecloth ribbons, you can add curling ribbon (I think the addition of silver curling ribbon would look great on mine) to your rings. Jingle bells might be a fun addition as well.
Ideas for Using Ribbon Rings
The thing that I love about these ribbon rings is there are so many fun ways to use them. Here are a few ideas.
- Use them for a special birthday song during classroom circle time
- Use them to create shapes, letters, or numbers in the air
- Use them to count and emphasize syllables in words or names
- Use them for parties, celebrations, parades
- And you can always use them for a dance party.
I’m sure that you can think of additional ideas for using ribbon rings. I would love to hear your ideas in the comments.
Here are some resources from my store that can be used with the ribbon rings.