Macaroni Craft: Make Your Own Dancing Ribbons

Perfect for a party favor or classroom craft!

By Julie Dikken October 1, 2014
This craft uses supplies that are easily available, is super inexpensive and easy to create. Many can be made quickly without breaking the bank and can even be made out of "used" materials, which makes them great party favors or classroom crafts. Once complete they provide hours of active entertainment as the kids love to run and dance with them to make the ribbons float and fly!

Supply List:
  • Inexpensive tablecloths in at least three different colors (check the dollar store!)
  • Fuzzy craft stick (chenille stems)
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Craft mat (if using a rotary cutter)

Step 1. Cut the tablecloths into strips 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide using a rotary cutter or scissors. (I recommend having an adult complete this step.)

Step 2. Form the fuzzy craft stick into a circle. Wrap the ends around the circle to secure.

Step 3. Fold one piece of ribbon in half. Place the ribbon through the circle with loop on top of the circle and the ends underneath.

Step 4. Take the ends of the ribbon and pull through the loop.

Step 5. Pull ends tight to secure.

Step 6. Repeat steps 3-5 with two more ribbons.

Let the kids be creative! Add more colors of ribbons, use different lengths, have them wear as a bracelet or hold it in their hands! Then put on some music and watch them become dancers!

Reduce, reuse, recycle. Try using left over pieces of ribbon or plastic grocery bags cut into strips in place of the table cloths. You could even use a hair elastic in place of the fuzzy craft stick.