Lydia and Joey are both on our county's Special Olympics Cheerleading Squad. This was a year of new uniforms and colors, and I volunteered to make the bows for the girls (because those things are not cheap to order!!).
2 inch ribbon (with or without wire...I prefer the wired edges for forming)
1.5 inch ribbon
7/8 inch ribbon
sewing machine (although you can glue also...but sewing together makes it "sturdier")
hair barrette or hair band
small utility zip ties (1 per ribbon)
Measure out the two largest ribbons to 36 inches each.
It will look like this.
Bring ends around back and tie in a knot. Make sure to have trimmed the zip tie and add a couple drops of hot glue on top of that to secure the know over the zip tie end.