I’ve been so excited to share this tutorial since I shared on INSTAGRAM (@craftykirsten) that I was making a whole host of these with my kids. My 6-year old can weave these, and they are EASY & FUN. If you ask me, it’s the perfect thing to do during this little bit of summer that’s left (if your kiddos haven’t started school yet). My kids have made a little extra CASH from making these and selling them to their friends.
- each bracelet takes about 8′ of paracord
- if you are using two colors you would need 4′ of each color
- paracord buckles (you can purchase these online or in your local craft store)
**TIP: to get the right length, go to step 12 and put it on the wrist of the person that will be wearing it and make sure there is room to comfortably place three fingers between the paracord and the wrist.
**TIP: The color you want in the middle (red paracord in step 15) needs to be the first loop made each time you make a knot. After each knot, you switch the red (or color you want in the middle) to the opposite side. As you can see in step 18, the red is again the first loop, but it’s on the opposite side.
**TIP: To complete the bracelet, cut the rope with a small amount of extra paracord and use the lighter to burn the ends. Before the end of the paracord is done hardening (which happens quickly), wipe the melted end on a part of the bracelet that it can fasten to so it won’t come untangled. Sand the end lightly if it’s jagged.
HAVE FUN WITH THESE…..these seem to be especially fun for boys, so let them go to town. What is your go-to craft for boys?