So I made another thing! I made a Rattle Jar a few weeks ago but Owlet needed something that was more of a challenge so I made a Ribbon Box.
Here’s some pictures of Owlet trying to figure out her new Ribbon Box!
Want to find out how to make one? Read below!
~1 Cardboard box with lid (mine is 18×9)
~Different colored ribbons
~Beads or other odds and ends
~Scissors with a pointy end (i.e not kid safe ones)
So I started by taking my scissors and poking holes into the box in random spots. I have about 17 holes all over my box, do not make the holes too big! The bigger they are the biggger the knot in your ribbon has to be and after awhile making knots that big gets really frustrating. Plus with little, skinny ribbon its almost impossible!
Tip: put more holes on the top than the sides. I neglected to do that, then once Owlet started playing with it she was mostly playing with the 1 ribbon on top!
Once you’re done poking all the holes start weaving your desired ribbon into the holes. I was trying for a cause and effect type thing here. So when Owlet pulled on one end of the ribbon she could see the other end getting shorter! I ended up having to attach little nick knacks on some of the ribbon because… well.. the holes I made were just too darn big and I can’t make a knot that huge with tiny ribbon! So take whatever beads (or whatever you gathered) and string them onto the ends of the ribbon then knot it. Just for examples I used an old hair tie with a flower on it, beads and an old kitten collar.
This is what the inside of the box looks like.
Once you’re done weaving all your ribbon through out the lid on and tape it down so your little one doesn’t accidentally take it off while tugging on the ribbons.
You’re done! This is a super simple project that takes about 10 minutes, if that. I hope you’re baby has fun playing with their new toy!
Let me know how it went. Did you make any changes? Be sure to share your pictures!