Homemade Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

Back in February I purchased 18 fat quarters in 6 colors to make my daughter a rainbow patchwork dress for her first birthday. The dress turned out fantastic, but I was left with alot of scrap fabric…

So we made a rainbow decoration for the wall and we made a fabric pull baby toy and if you were paying close attention during our big patio make over reveal, you might have even noticed that we made a rainbow wreath for our front door.

Still, there are scraps left over.

Our latest dent in the rainbow fabric scrap pile are these homemade ribbon dancers.
Homemade Rainbow Ribbon Dancers from Suzy Homeschooler (1)
We have one in each of the main 6 colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple).

It was an easy project. Using pinking shears I cut 2 strips from each pattern of fabric scraps. The strips were about 1 inch wide and 10 inches long, though I didn’t measure them, I just eye-balled it. I separated the strips by color then tied the same color strips together in knots to make 6 ribbon-like fabric lengths. Lastly, I tied each of the fabric lengths onto 6 sticks to use as handles.

The kids hold onto the handles then dance around the yard with the ribbons waving around them.
Homemade Rainbow Ribbon Dancers from Suzy Homeschooler (3) Homemade Rainbow Ribbon Dancers from Suzy Homeschooler (2)

Despite the fact that I don’t have better pictures, these have actually proven to be very entertaining for the kids. We’ve taken to keeping the ribbon dancers in the bucket that houses our animal masks for outdoor pretend play.

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2 Comments to Homemade Rainbow Ribbon Dancers

  1. Kirstylee says:

    I love how those ribbon dancers turned out! I live in a big city though and we don’t have big trees around. So, finding nice long sticks like that can be a problem for me. I might just have to get some dowels from the fabric store though because those ribbon sticks are too cute!

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