It’s school holiday’s here and the weather is nothing to write home about so we have been up to lots and lots of crafty activities. I wanted to teach Maia to make friendship bracelets, I’m sure you know the ones, but unfortunately the knotting in order was a bit beyond what a 5 year old could manage… so we came up with these; super easy twirly friendship bracelets!
These are made with a length (about 1m) of 3 strands of wool or embroidery floss. I bet embroidery floss would make a neater looking bracelet, but we don’t have much of that here… wool on the other hand is in abundance!
Tie a knot at one end of the yarn and affix it to something solid. We used a piece of wood with a nail stuck into it, but really all you need is a piece of sticky tape or a safety pin (you could then fix the yarn to a rug, or your sock!).
And twirling… until it starts to twirl back over itself. Then fold the yarn in half….
Joining is also easy. Fit your finger into the end of the bracelet (where it loops over itself at the middle) and slip the knot through. We made ours double length (ie. they are wrapped around the wrist twice), but you can make them just a single wrap by making them shorter.