- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 45 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Lightweight Cardboard (you can also use felt or Craft Foam)
- Paint, Crayons, or Markers
- Jingle Bells
- Pony Beads
- Hole Puncher
Cut the cardboard into a 4-inch wide strip that is long enough to fit around the ankle fairly snug so it does not slip down. Decorate the plain side of the the cardboard with Chrisrmas designs (or whatever you prefer) using the paint, markers, or crayons.
Use a hole puncher to punch holes along the bottom edge about 1-inch apart along the bottom edge of the cardboard. Punch one hole in each top corner also like in the picture.
Now, you want to cut pieces of ribbon about 12-inches long. The number of pieces of ribbon you cut depends on the number of holes you punched along the bottom edge of the cardboard. For example, with the picture above, you would want 11 pieces of ribbon.
Leave both end holes on the bottom empty, and also both holes along the top edge. Starting with the second hole in from the edge, string a piece of ribbon through the hole so you have the same amount hanging over on each side.
Now, you need to string 1 or 2 pony beads on the ribbon, making sure you string them on both strands. Temporarily push the bead(s) up as close to the cardboard as you can. Push one ribbon end into the hole on a jingle bell and push that up about an inch from the beads. Tie the two ends of the ribbon together. Trim the extra ribbon.
Repeat this until all the holes along the bottom edge, except the 2 end holes, have bells. You should have 2 left-over pieces of ribbon.
Your Jing-Tingler is now done, and you can tie it to your ankle. Take your two extra ribbon pieces, string them through the empty top and bottom holes, and then tie it to your leg!
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