5″ embroidery hoop
Various textured and colored ribbon
Masking tape, or other heavy tape
Start by unscrewing the metal screw at the top of the embroidery hoop to loosen up the inner hoop to remove it from the outer hoop.
Now, lay the strips of ribbon over the outer hoop.
Next, take the smaller inner hoop and return it to the outer hoop by pushing it back in place to fit together.
Finally, tighten the screw so it holds the ribbon in place between the hoops tightly, and tape around the metal screw to make it safer for little hands to explore. (Note: Always supervise while your child is playing with this grasping toy)
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Additional family resources
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