So, how's summer going for you? Kids bored yet? Watching a lot of TV and hearing a lot of "There's nothing to doooo!"? I actually don't know what that's like - yet. Thankfully. I'm hoping that I'll be one of those 'cool Moms' that always has a cool game idea or a fun thing to do up my sleeve. Or a craft. Hopefully.
Like friendship bracelets!
Ok I'll admit it. When I saw the picture of these friendship bracelets in the latest Parents magazine, I never intended to post about them. I just remember making them when I was a kid and wanted to make them again. For myself. Oy vey.
You'll want to make them too, whether it's with the kids or without. I made two of them, lickety-split, earlier this week. And then I made four more including an anklet. I'm certifiably insane. My husband is even wearing one - and admitted to me last night that he likes it, and has been asked about it by all of his male coworkers. Because they like it too.
Supplies needed are three different colors of embroidery floss and a bit of tape.
Cut about a two foot long piece of each string and tie them together with a basic knot at one end; leave a bit of a 'tail' so you'll be able to tie the two ends together later. Tape the 'tail' to a surface (table, desk, etc).
Take one of the strings and knot it around the other two. Repeat nine more times and then switch to the second and then third colors, making ten knots with each. You may need to twirl the whole thing occasionally to keep the knots flowing in a tidy curve.
Continue until the bracelet is long enough for the wrist it's going on, knot the end and tie it around the wrist. Trim excess string.
Make sense? I hope so - if not, let me know in the comments and I'll take step by step pictures. It took me a few tries before the bracelet making skills of my youth came back to me, heehee.
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