See how to make a friendship bracelet for a rainy day with the kids by Riot Art & Craft
You will need:
- Multicoloured Alphabet Beads
- Embroidery Thread
Step 1. Cut embroidery thread
You will need nine long lengths of approximately 40cms in total (three per section) of your preferred colours. On one piece, thread your alphabet beads on the end. Tie a knot at the end of that thread so that they don’t fall off as you’re braiding.
Step 2. Braiding and beading
Start braiding. Once you’ve braided a few centimetres, pull your first alphabet bead up and push it into the braid, so that it sits tightly. Make sure it faces forward. Do two rounds of crossovers before threading your next bead up into the braid. Finish your braid with a knot when it comfortably fits around your wrist.
Step 3. Finish
To make a tassel, take two 10cm lengths of each colour and fold over your braid. Tie a piece of thread firmly around the tassel to keep in place, and trim neatly.