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Make your own friendship bracelets

Friendship bracelets

Help your child make a friendship bracelet to share with new or old friends.

Creating these bracelets is straightforward and helps fuel their creativity.

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You will need

  • Seven 50cm threads in your child’s favourite colours
  • A small piece of cardboard just bigger than the top of a can
  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • A tin can for making a template


  • Place the tin can on your piece of cardboard and draw around it using a pencil
  • Ask an adult to cut out the disc you have drawn on the cardboard
  • Draw four lines across your disc to create eight equal segments
  • Ask an adult to make a hole in the middle by poking through with the pencil
  • Ask an adult to cut 1cm into each line you drew
  • Take your seven strands of yarn and tie a knot at one end
  • Thread your strands through the hole in the disc
  • Take one strand at a time and slot it through one of the 1 cm strips. You should have seven strands tucked in, with one ‘space slot’
  • Take the third strand to the left of the spare slot, lift it up, pull it across and put it down in the ‘space slot’
  • Rotate your disk so the new ‘space slot’ is facing downwards and repeat the previous step, moving the third strand to the left into the new ‘space slot’
  • Repeat.
  • Your yarn friendship bracelet will begin to ‘grow’ on the other side of the disc, give it a gentle tug every so often.
  • Ask an adult to help you tie it off once it is long enough and get them to fit it onto your wrist.