Things you need:
Drill (for grownups only)
This project requires some prep work for parents. So gather the materials while your little one is asleep and spend about 10 minutes prepping for this.
For a power tool-less alternative to this project, you can use scissors to cut two small holes at the end of a paper towel tube to create fat wands. Or you can do what we did and create skinnier wands using dowels and a drill.
To go this latter route, first drill a hole towards the end of the wand. Use a large drill bit as you can to make it easier to thread the ribbon through.
Cut up various pieces of ribbon. (About 2.5-3′ was a good length for our three-year-old.)
Now that you have prepped the area, have your little ones join in on the fun. They can pick the colors for their ribbon wand.
Once all the colors were through the hole, tie the ribbons in a knot so that the ribbons would stay put.