Tot School Tuesday: Make it Yourself Ribbon Dancer

Hi there my sweet friends!

Welcome to Tot School Tuesday, a day to share all things kid-friendly! Sometimes we focus on an activity or a craft and sometimes we focus on an educational project. Today is all about making something simple and fun for your little girls to play with!



I am sharing a Make it Yourself Ribbon Dancer! Do you remember these from when you were a little girl? Every time the ribbon dancer commercial came on I begged and begged my mom for one. What little girl wouldn’t want to twirl and dance and spin with a long piece of ribbon?



This project will take you about 10 minutes to make and cost you about 5 dollars. TOTALLY worth the fun it will bring your little girl. Here’s what you need to make your own:

3 yards of satin ribbon

1/4 inch wide wooden dowel (14 inches long)

duct tape

hot glue gun and sticks




Make it yourself:

Wrap the wooden dowel in duct tape.

Put a bead of hot glue at one end of the satin ribbon and place the end of the dowel on top.

Roll the dowel on the ribbon and add a few more beads of hot glue as you roll.

Using the lighter, heat the opposite end of the satin ribbon to prevent fraying.


Now it’s ready to be danced with…



My Luci girl LOVES her ribbon dancer. I even let her pick the ribbon for it. Remember how I told you yesterday that she loves all things Hello Kitty. Can you guess what ribbon she chose for her ribbon dancer?



Yep. You guessed it. Hello Kitty. And if you missed Luci’s Hello Kitty fashion post yesterday, check it out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out my partner in crime for more Tot School Tuesday fun, See Vanessa Craft. And link up all of your kid-friendly ideas below…

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  1. Love it!!! So much fun with the hello kitty! And it matches her outfit?! too much!!

    • MinefortheMaking says:

      She’s serious about Hello Kitty right now. No messing around when Luci likes something. THanks girls!

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