Difficulty: All Levels

Safety Warning: Get a parent to help you with the trickier bits like using scissors, pliers, and a needle and thread.


  • Dowel wood approx. 1ft (25-30cm) in length
    If you can’t get hold of dowel, you could use any firm, straight stick – even something you pick up on your daily walk could work!
  • Ribbon, between 6ft (2m) -10ft (3m) in length
  • Needle & thread
  • Large keyring
  • Ring screw – the kind you get in picture framing kits
  • Small swivel – often used for fishing lines
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

Rae shows you how to make twirling ribbons! This fun and easy How To project is perfect for all ages (with adult help). You can choose any colour ribbon, and you could even paint your wooden stick as well.

Make sure a parent helps you with the tricky bits. Follow Rachel’s instructions on attaching a swivel to the top of your dowel rod, and then attaching it to the ribbon.

You can order all of these items online but you may have them lying around the house, or be able to borrow from a neighbour (at a safe distance, of course).

Once you’ve learnt how to make twirling ribbons, you can start practising with your completed one. Rae shows you some easy tricks to get you started. Next week, we’ll have another video from Rae showing you some more twirling ribbon tricks!

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