How to make dance ribbon wands

EASY DIY Ribbon Wands (Ready In 5 Mins)

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Here is a simple and easy tutorial on how to make ribbon wands that your kids are sure to love! These are perfect for a princess party or a fun project to make with your kids. These ribbon wands will bring hours of fun any day of the week!

Easy DIY Ribbon Wands

If you’re looking for a simple, affordable, FUN spring craft that your kids will love- this one is for you! I recently made one of these ribbon wands for each of my 4 kids. They literally spent over an hour running around in our backyard playing with them! I love when something so simple is so much fun!

My oldest daughter loved pretending to be Elsa from Frozen and she used the ribbons as make believe snow and ice coming from her hands- she thought it was pretty amazing!

Ribbon wands are super simple to make, and after watching how much fun my kids had with them, I knew this craft was a winner! Here’s a video that walks you through exactly how to make these ribbon wands. As you can see, it’s super simple to do and can be done in about 5 minutes or less.

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How to Make Ribbon Wands

Materials You’ll Need To Make Ribbon Wands:
  • Wooden dowels (you can buy a pack of 10 or 12 at Walmart for around $2!)
  • Various colorful ribbon (I prefer to use satin ribbon)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Matches or a lighter, optional
DIY Ribbon Wands Directions:
  1. Cut the ribbon to your desired lengths.
  2. Optional: Burn the edges of the ribbon to keep them from fraying.
  3. Tie one ribbon at a time to the end of the dowel. Secure it from sliding or coming undone with some hot glue, and let it dry completely.
  4. Once dry, hand one ribbon wand to each kid and let them run around outside on a pretty spring day!

They are seriously going to have so much fun with their new wands!

I love making simple crafts that my kids can have fun with.

The colors are seriously so fun, and the kids loved them! Even the boys!

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How to Make Ribbon Wands

These ribbon wands are easy to put together and so much fun to play with!

Prep Time 1 minute

Cook Time 4 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Servings 24 Wands

Cost $10

  • scissors

  • Hot glue gun

  • Matches or a lighter, optional

  • 12 Wood dowels
  • Rolls Satin ribbon any color
  • Cut the ribbon to your desired lengths.

  • Optional: Burn the edges of the ribbon to keep them from fraying.

  • Tie one ribbon at a time to the end of the dowel. Secure it from sliding or coming undone with some hot glue, and let it dry completely.

  • Once dry, hand one ribbon wand to each kid and let them run around outside on a pretty spring day!

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Dancing Ribbon Wands - Super Simple

It’s time for a dance party! These dancing ribbon wands will elevate your dance party to new heights! They are so much fun to play with and are simple to make – no fancy hardware needed and no mess! We also designed these wands to be safer for little ones with shorter ribbon stands so they don’t get tangled up and are easier for little hands to twirl.  

What to do with your Dancing Ribbon Wands?

  • Put on our Super Simple Dance playlist and dance!
  • Twirl your ribbon wand and then freeze with Red Light, Green Light.
  • Try twirling your ribbon fast and slow with Open Shut Them.
  • Take your wands to a sports game or celebration and use them like pom poms to cheer! You can even make your ribbons the same colors as your favorite team. 
  • They make great party favors!
  • Review colors with the ribbon colors. 
  • Draw different shapes in the air with your wand for shapes review.
  • Have your little ones or class put on a show using their dancing ribbon wands!

Here’s how you can make your own!

Things you’ll need

  • Small zip tie or cable tie
  • 6 to 8 lengths of ribbon. Best ribbon to use is 1/4“ to 1/2” wide and 3 to 4 feet long
  • Wooden dowel  12”long x 3/8” in width 
  • Decorative tape – we like using different kinds of washi tape!
  • Glue gun 
  • Scissors 

To decorate our wand we used different colors of decorative tape, like washi tape, to make a spiralized pattern around the wand. To make this look, hold two colors of tape side by side and wrap them around the wooden dowel on a 45 degree angle. Slowly twist around the dowel until you reach the end and trim off any excess tape. You can also paint your dowel your favorite color, or leave it plain! 

Cut your ribbons to be 3 to 4 feet in length. You’ll want to have 6 to 8 lengths of ribbon. Use whatever colors you like – try making a dancing ribbon wand using the colors from your favorite sports team for a fun way to cheer them on!

To assemble, make a loop with your zip tie (we’ll be closing the loop later) and tape the ends to the table. This will help hold the loop in place while you tie your ribbon onto the loop making it a bit easier!

Now we are going to attach the ribbon to the zip tie loop using a simple knot called a Lark’s Knot. Start by taking each length of ribbon and folding it in half, doubling it back onto itself. Then, one ribbon at a time, take both cut ends of the ribbon through the loop of the zip tie, and back through the folded end of the ribbon. Pull the ends of the ribbon to secure the knot. 

Continue with the rest of the ribbon until all your lengths of ribbon are tied around the loop of the zip tie. 

Remove the tape from the zip tie – a few final moves and you’ll be ready to dance! Give the ends of each ribbon a final pull to fully tighten their knots. Then tighten the loop of the zip tie to make a smaller loop, but don’t close it completely.

Insert your wooden dowel about half an inch into the loop of the zip tie and tighten the zip tie tightly around the dowel.

Trim off the ends of the zip tie.

Add a few small dabs of hot glue just below the ribbon knots towards the end of the wand and attach the ribbon to the dowel.

This gives it some extra security, and also hides the zip tie for a polished look.

Now you are ready to dance with your dancing ribbon wand!

Play some of your favorite Super Simple Songs dance songs and twirl away!

For more fun dance activities, crafts, and videos, check out our Super Simple Dance Party theme page!

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