How to Make Friendship Bracelets

Made using plain knots with no tricky counting of stitches, this DIY friendship bracelet design is easy even for little hands to master.

What You'll Need: Tape measure, embroidery floss, scissors, tape or safety pin

Make It:

Peter Ardito
  1. Measure the circumference of your child's wrist. Multiply this number by 7 and cut embroidery floss to that length.
  2. Line up all the strings side by side, fold in half, and knot to create a small loop at the top.
  3. Tape or pin the loop to a secure surface.
  4. Have your child place the leftmost string off to one side while gathering the rest in one hand. Begin knotting with the outer thread, making a loop around the rest of the strings and pulling through (as shown). After about ten knots, have her continue the process using a different color of string from the bundle.

Originally published in the June 2015 issue of Parents magazine.

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