DIY Creative: “Rainbow Slice”

There are ribbons, and then there are rivers, candy striped, bending crisscross between wooden slats, falling into the fingers of a child, then onto the floor. A single ribbon is a sequence of play, of imagination, a curl and wave of fabric without buttons, buzzers, or beeping lights. That ribbon drawn in a raggedy circle or soft square formed familiar shapes and fenced in farm animals. That ribbon even encouraged sharing with a younger sibling, when sharing is often hard to do. That three-year-old carried that ribbon all throughout the house day after day, twisting, turning, tying it in multiple iterations of play. Who needs a toy when you have a fearless young creative with a magic ribbon?

“Creativity is bent freedom.” ―Jeremiah Laabs

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