As the favourite auntie, I have certain responsibilities and privileges. A couple of years ago, I assemble the supplies for my 6 year old neice to make her own 'fairy' tutu.
Step 1: Gather the Supplies
- dressmaker scissors
- dressmakers waistband elastic
- pieces of tulle netting - this kind of netting can easily be found at thrift stores. Get more tulle than you think you need. The tutu will look better when full.
- fabric ribbons
Discuss with the child if the tutu will be short or long.
Cut the pieces of netting into strips.
Cut the ribbons into lengths.
Step 2: Assembly
Fold the ribbon and tulle in half and loop onto the elastic. My six year old niece could do this easily and it kept her busy for a while. She was able to design and make her own tutu. You can sit back and enjoy the intense concentration of creation.