Ballet elastics ~ with the lovely elastics that tie in bows to tighten and fit the ballets, as we know they relentlessly want to come undone, or they become a fascination to the children to play with and stretch out ...sometimes even pulling them all the way out.
One thing that helps is to say that we are going to "play hide and seek with them", so tie them in the bow and gently tuck inside. We bring creativity into everything we do at Little Ballerinas.
So we hide our bows before ballet and we find them after ballet!
It works wonders - trust me :)
...and the best thing is it means you aren't left with the possibility of this image below.