In the spirit of homemade craftiness, I made Noah, affectionately "Noahbear" a "ribbon jar". I was browsing Pinterest the other day and came across a similar idea. The link took me to a website suggesting that I tie ribbon together, glue to the bottom of an unused travel wipes container, and let said child "go to town" pulling out the magical never-ending strand of ribbon. Perfect! I thought. This looked simple enough.
Problem was, my travel wipes container had a hole opening the size of a small fist. There would be no fun in pulling ribbon through that mammoth sized hole. So I racked my brain for a different idea and came up with a mason jar, which I have plenty of lying around the house.
I took said jar and created a cardboard top for it (in place of the metal one).
I glued some fun baby boy fabric to the top and cut an "X" in the center of the lid for the ribbon to travel through.
I tied together various lengths of colorful, fun ribbon that I had on hand.
I stuffed fun ribbon into jar.
I gave to child (under supervision since strangulation by ribbon is not a fate I wish for my son) and he had a blast. Look at the face on this kid....