We recently had my son’s fourth birthday and I wanted to do an activity that was easy for a group of children to do: we painted a stick streamer and had lots of running fun with it later during the party.
While I prepared the stick streamers in advance for our party, one can also make them with children. Here are the directions of how I made them.
- A wooden dowel of approximately 25 cm/10”
- A small eye screw
- A key ring or curtain ring
- An eyelet
- Satin ribbon – I used 1.5 mtrs/60” of 2.5cm/1” wide
- Hole Punch
- Eyelet punch
1) Screw the eye screw into one end of the dowel and put it aside
2) Fold over the two corners of one end of the ribbon into a triangle and then fold over again
3) Take the hole punch and punch a hole in the triangle
4) Insert the eyelet and punch it in with the eyelet punch
5) Connect the ribbon and stick together by hooking the key ring/curtain ring
Ready for play, or if desired, ready to paint the ribbon with water colours. . .
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