Start with:

  • Yarn (two or more colors)
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard or cardstock

Create It!

These bracelets are super cute and can be customized for each of your little artists! First, cut five approx. two feet pieces of yarn in one color. Cut one 4 foot piece of contrasting colored yarn.

We created our own weaving base using the top of a cream cheese box. Cardstock or lightweight cardboard approx.. 5 in. by 3 in. will work fine. Cut five shallow slits on the top and bottom of the 5 in. weaving base.

String each of the five lengths of yarn, tucking into the top and corresponding bottom slits.

Next, tie the contrasting yarn piece to the first of the attached strings, leaving approximately 1 ft. on the non weaving end.

Weave the contrasting yarn through.

When you’ve reached the end of the first row, tuck the contrasting yarn over the last attached yarn string and begin weaving back in the opposite direction.

Continue weaving back and forth until the end of the weaving base is reached. Tie the contrasting yarn to the last attached string.

Then, tie the contrasting yarn to each of the remaining strings for the top and bottom row.

Once secured, separate the six strings into three groups of two and braid to desired length, tying with a knot at each end.

Snip off remaining strings and tie to desired size. We had so much fun making these! Hope you do too!