Ribbon is a decorative material that is available in a large assortment of colors, fabrics, sizes and patterns. It can be used for creating a variety of fun and functional craft projects, as it can add a perfect touch to them. Almost everything, right from stuffed animals and dolls to gifts and home décor, can be adorned with ribbon. Ribbons are literally flexible and thus, allow you to wrap, knot, pleat and drape as you please. They can be used to wrap lamps, towels and throw pillows, while they can be worked on to create classic sachets and ribbon roses as well. At the same time, ribbon crafts are easy, enjoyable, useful and usually inexpensive. Read on further to find some interesting ribbon craft ideas for kids.
Easy Ribbon Crafts For Kids
Alphabet Lacing Card
- Printable Alphabet Templates
- Craft Foam
- Cellophane Tape
- Hole Puncher
- Using the alphabet templates, print out letters on a plain piece of paper.
- Trace the letters on a piece of craft foam and cut them out.
- Make holes on the outside edge of each letter, about 1 inch apart, using a hole-puncher.
- Cut a 2 feet long ribbon piece.
- Tie one end of the ribbon to the craft foam letter and wrap the other end with a small piece of cellophane tape, to pass it easily through the holes.
- Pass the ribbon through the holes and tie the ends together.
Apple Necklace Craft
- Red Pom-pom (1- to 2-inches)
- Pony Bead
- Craft Foam, Felt, or Construction Paper
- Ribbon or Yarn
- Craft Glue
- Dab a drop of glue on the side of the pony bead and stick it onto the red pom-pom. The bead is the apple’s stem.
- Cut two small leaves from the green felt, craft foam or construction paper.
- Glue the seeds on either side of the bead, near the bead’s holes.
- When the glue has dried out, pass a piece of ribbon through the bead and your apple necklace is ready.
Button Box Craft
- Box with Lid
- Scrapbook Paper
- Embroidery Floss and Needle
- Craft Glue
- With the scrapbook paper, cover the inside and outside of the box.
- Measure the length of the ribbon around the box and cut it.
- Using embroidery floss, sew buttons on the ribbon, leaving enough floss on top to tie a knot.
- Glue the ribbon around the box.
- Make small loops of ribbon and tie them together with floss in the center. This will form the ribbon flower.
- Glue the flower on top of the box.
Dried Flower Sachet
- Tulle (fine netting)
- Dried Flowers
- Hole Puncher
- Cut a 12-inch circle from the tulle.
- Make holes around the edge (an inch in from the edge) of the fabric, using a hole-puncher or scissors, around 1 inch apart.
- Pass the ribbon through the holes, in-and-out, leaving 4 to 6 inches spare ribbon.
- Pull the ends of the ribbon to make bowl shape from the fabric.
- Fill the tulle bowl with dried flowers.
- Pull the ends tight to close and tie the ends together.