Unplugged Ribbons  

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Well, here I am...better late than never...

A couple of weeks ago, one of Paige's cousin's gave her some hand-me-down copies of Disney's Princess Magazine. In one of the issues there was a craft to make Princess Ribbon Bracelets that I thought was cute, so when I saw that the Unplugged theme was ribbon, I thought it'd be a good time to check it out.

Well, last week was a horrible week. Michelle and Roland both had strep throat, and Paige spent a lot of time at Grandma's to keep her from catching it. Also, our landlords kept calling and/or coming over to the house, harassing us to get out. Finally, my graduation was Sunday. So it was a hard week to do anything. Saturday morning I gave the ribbon bracelet idea a try, and Paige had little interest.

Basically it was just braiding some different colored ribbons and then you tie the ends off with a piece of tinsel, curling ribbon or something, and then you can tie the ends together around the wrist to make a bracelet. For some reason I was having trouble getting the ribbons to braid without slipping out from under the piece of tape I was using to hold them down. Once Paige saw that there were scissors in the picture listing the materials needed, all she wanted to do was cut the ribbon with her scissors, so I let her. I got out some contact paper and tried to have her make a "ribbon collage" with scraps of ribbon. That occupied her for a couple of minutes.

Last night we tried the ribbon bracelet again with Michelle, and we made one for her, but the braiding concept was a little advanced for her and it didn't hold her attention much. I then got a straw out and we tied ribbon on it and made a princess wand, ribbon stick kind of thing for her to wave around. She seemed to enjoy that best.

Sorry, no pictures this week - maybe next week will be better.

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