I went over to a friend's house last week, and she taught me this super fun way to make friendship bracelets!
First cut a small circle out of thin cardboard (cereal boxes work great.) Cut a hole in the center, and eight slits around the edge.
Cut seven strands of embroidery floss or thin yarn. Each one should be about two feet long. Tie them together at the top. I chose to use six gray threads and one green one.
Tuck the knot down through the hole in the cardboard.
Slip one strand of embroidery floss into each slit. There will be one empty one.
Find the empty slit. Going to the right of it, skip two threads, and pick up the third one. Pull it out of its slit, and slide it into the empty one!
That's it! Just keep repeating and repeating! You're basically making an intricate braid.
Soon you will see a tiny woven tail appearing like magic:
Once that tail is long enough to wrap around your wrist, pull the bracelet off of the cardboard and finish it. I chose to make two thin braids at the end for tying purposes, but you can finish however you want. Cut off the extra thread, and you're done!
As you can see, using one thread in a different color makes little dots.
You can experiment with different patterns though!
The first time I tried this, it basically blew my mind with how simple but awesome it was!
It would be a great project to do with kids, or even while watching a movie; it's that easy!