This is one of my later bows; you will see at the end of this post the 12 bows I made and you can tell which ones were earlier ones and which ones came after practice. To be honest, there was a 13th bow, but that very first bow was too awful to not immediately go in the recycling bin.
I used the directions on Free Kids Crafts and worked from there to make mine. Check out their pictures if you need a better idea of making the loops.
I did see bows like these selling on Etsy for $12 for 12 bows. That seemed like a lot of money to me, but after I started making them I realized they are not super quick to make. I was getting faster by my last few bows, but you are definitly paying for someone's time for these bows.
I just think they are fun & quirky and a great way to re-purpose something from my recycling bin.
* Use magazine with heavier paper (the Martha Stewart magazine worked much better than Parents Magazine)
* Trim the ends if the are too long as you put each loop on.
* A width of 3/4 inch filled in a bow much easier
* Try out other paper you might have (a book your child tore apart or you were going to get rid of), scrap booking paper, kids art projects, etc.
* Have fun!