|

Friendship Bracelet


Your child can make one of these nifty, easy bracelets for each of his friends.

Materials

  • Assorted beads
  • Elastic cord or fishing line
  • Towel
  • Clear nail polish
  • Scissors Clasp (with fishing line)

Directions

  1. Lay the beads on a towel to keep them from rolling around and have your child arrange them in any pattern he likes.
  2. Cut a length of elastic cord or fishing line six inches longer than the circumference of your child's wrist.
  3. Then string the beads in one of the following ways:
    • If you're using cord, tie an anchor bead to the end of the cord.
      Have your child string the beads in the order he's chosen. (If he's using letter beads, make sure they're facing the right way.)
      Tie the ends together so the bracelet fits your child's wrist snugly but stretches enough to slip over his hand.
      Brush nail polish on the knot to make it more secure.

    • If you're using fishing line, tie a clasp to one end of the line.
      Have your child string the beads in the order he's chosen. (If he's using letter beads, make sure they're facing the right way.)
      Tie the other end of the line to the clasp, making sure the bracelet will fit your child's wrist when the clasp is fastened.
      Brush nail polish onto the knots to make them more secure.

|

Copyright © 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


highlights

Bug Off! 6 Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Which bug bites are dangerous? Learn about 6 diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes, the signs and symptoms, and treatment options if someone in your family gets infected.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, brought to you by Galactic Hot Dogs.

Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
Looking for some fun outdoor games for your Fourth of July party or barbecue? Check out these awesome group games, from sack races to cornhole, to make your backyard a kid-friendly party spot!

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks