Give a festive friendship bracelet

Show a friend, sibling, parent or teacher you care with a friendship bracelet made of festive fabric strips. If your child can’t tie yet, this is great practice! Help him or her make the loop—or do that part yourself and let your child pull the fabric tight to make the knot.


MATERIALS
Red, white and blue fabric, cut into 16 6-inch strips and two 9-inch strips.

DIRECTIONS
1. Place a long 9-inch piece of fabric flat on your work surface
2. With the shorter strips of fabric, create a pattern. Then tie the short fabric strips around the longer one until your bracelet is full and festive! Tie the longer piece of fabric around your wrist to wear your bracelet.
3. Now make another bracelet for a friend, sibling, parent or teacher! Will the patterns match exactly, or will they be slightly different?