It was perfect windy weather so decided to attempt to make ribbon sticks. Adam already has one from when we watched the Olympic Flame pass by in 2012. He regularly plays with it inside but we have never taken it outside.
I cut two slits on the top of a recycled cling film roll and threaded two long lengths of purple ribbon before tying a knot in the end.
For the next ribbon stick I used a recycled kitchen roll tube and cut three holes around the top. I threaded three colours of Christmas wrapping ribbon in each of the holes and tied a knot.
It took a little while outside before Adam played with the ribbon sticks. He was too interested in exploring the garden – especially as I tipped out the water from the Tuff Spot. I didn’t put Adam in his wellington boots as I didn’t want his running to be restricted by them. He got very wet feet.
Eventually though he discovered the ribbon sticks. He loved shaking them
It wasn’t long before he was running around the garden.
He discovered he could use two ribbon sticks at the same time.
Ribbon sticks were definitely a hit!
* Recycled cling film tube
* Recycled kitchen roll tube
* Christmas wrapping ribbon
Adam was 21 months old.
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