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Old 03-20-2008, 09:21
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Can anyone tell me how to make a ribbon wand?

My son (6 years old) has Asperger's Sydrome and one of his self regulating tactics is playing with ribbon. I was thinking that if I made him a ribbon wand, it would keep him out of my stash. I've seen them for sale but I'm pretty sure I can make it myself. I pretty much have the gist of it, stick, double sided satin ribbon and a swivel. I'm just not sure where to get the sticks (are they just dowels) or the swivels, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for posting the link Hippy Chick
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cute! i about freaked out when i saw 100 yds of ribbon--then realized they made a few of them! more realistic! i might have to give those a try! i know HL sold packages of dowels that were cut to 12"--and they were cheap!
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I worked in a toy store for a number of years and we used to buy ours from a kite shop. So that is an option. I decided to try my hand at it this weekend, and frankly, the one I made looks darn near exact to what we used to sell!!

I used 7/16" dowels (though the diameter is up to you), sanded them down, coated them with a clear finish, then used a screw eye (it's a metal eye with a screw bottom that you can find at any hardware store....I got mine at Fred Meyer's, so Walmart should also have them) at the top of a dowl, then added a jump ring to the eye, and a swivel, to the jump ring, both of which are found in the fishing section. Then I used about 8 feet of 7/8" ribbon (though I've been told you can use up to 1 1/2"). Just double knoted the ribbon to the swivel. Works like a charm! Hope I didn't give up any trade secrets.
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