Boredom Buster Idea: Friendship Bracelets
If your family is anything like mine, summer is filled with movie nights, popsicles, and endless amounts of “I’m bored” statements coming from the kids. I actually love having them experience some boredom throughout their day because it usually leads to moments of true creativity. That’s why I always stock up on fun summer boredom buster projects like this friendship bracelet kit! It’s easy enough for young kids to learn and make on their own!
Supplies needed to make your own boredom buster bracelets:
A quick word about supplies: the friendship bracelet kit actually comes with floss but my kids have been crazy about neon lately so I went with the separate pack of neon embroidery floss. Consumer Crafts has tons of embroidery floss options so you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.
Begin by cutting 24″ strands from two different colors.
Bunch the strands together and tie a knot at the end.
Slip a pencil directly underneath the knot and tie another knot just below it. This will create the loop you’ll use to secure the bracelet in place around your child’s wrist.
Following the color coded shapes, begin placing the embroidery floss onto the wheel. Remember to make sure that the knot ends are hanging down through the center hole. Follow the diagrams on the instructions sheet to begin making your friendship bracelet. Continue repeating the steps until the bracelet is long enough to go around your child’s wrist.
Remove embroidery floss from the wheel and tie a knot at the end. Cut off excess embroidery floss.
Push the end knot through the loop section you created at the beginning to place on wrist. How fun and awesome is this Summer boredom buster friendship bracelet!
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I love that this friendship bracelet was the perfect way to combat summer boredom! Not only did it entertain my son but it worked on key skills such as hand/eye coordination, following instructions, and commitment to a project. Hope your kids enjoy making it as much as mine did!
Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.