Ribbon Box {Terrific Toddler Activities}

Addison got into my sewing bag the other day. As expected, the results were interesting. (Luckily I keep my pins up and away.) She managed to spread the ribbons and fabric from one end of the house to the other in the time I took to answer a phone call.
She was also weirdly fascinated by the bias binding she found and took it all to her room, shoved it under the cot and then pointed at me and said No. Moving on from the negative response I realised I could finally do something with all the stupid off cuts. (I run a small fabric bunting business, so end up with crazy amounts of bias left over. Plug there. Sorry.)

So here’s my idea for a cute, and easy fine motor activity…

The Ribbon Box.


Grab a cereal or shoe box. Cover it with some bright paper and stab a few holes through the side. Tie the ribbons or fabric off at one end and thread through the holes. Tape down if necessary. Close the box up and voila!

You could also try using a flat sheet of card so they can tug the threads from one side to the other. I’m going to try that next.

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Addison loved it once it was done and sat playing with the ribbons and bias for ages. Well, for at least 20 minutes; enough to get a coffee into me anyway!


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