This is a Sponsored post written by me (Jeannine) on behalf of My Ribbon Barrette Maker. All opinions are 100% mine.
My daughters are 5 and 6 years old. They are at an age where they are constantly wanting to "do something." They want to do something more exciting than coloring in their same-old coloring books, but with two busy toddlers under foot, it's hard to for me to delve into really complicated craft projects with them. Enter My Ribbon Barrette Maker from the makers of My Friendship Bracelet Maker.
Remember ribbon barrettes from grade school? What a flash back! Turns out you can make these yourself (I never knew). AND it's easy for little fingers with this kit. My Ribbon Barrette Maker comes with all the materials you need to make about 8 barrettes, including this handy ribbon loom for holding the barrette and ribbons in place while you weave. I imagine that an adult could make these without the loom (though it would take concentration), but for the kids, it was necessary to use it. The little "fingers" on the side hold the ribbons in place while you weave them over and under the barrette. My 5-year-old surprised me and caught on right away. My 6-year-old needed a little more encouragement, but by the time she finished the first one she was a pro. They definitely needed help stringing the beads onto the ribbons at the end, but the barrettes turned out adorable, and the girls love wearing them to school.
My Ribbon Barrette Maker is a wonderful tool that children can use over and over again. The supplies are relatively inexpensive - barrettes, ribbons, and beads. And you only have to buy the loom once, and you have it forever. Ribbon barrettes would also make great holiday gifts for those special little girls in your life!
My Friendship Bracelet Maker is giving away a My Ribbon Barrette Maker to one lucky Fireflies and Jellybeans reader!
To enter the giveway, you must be a F&J follower AND leave a comment letting us know what color barrettes you will make if you win, or if you were a wearer of the 1st generation of ribbon barrettes (from the 80's), let us know your favorite 80's song (we LOVE 80's music!!)
You may also "like" My Friendship Bracelet Maker on Facebook, and comment about it here at F&J for extra entries.
Giveaway ends Thursday Oct. 27th at Midnight! Good Luck!