RAG BRACELET

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RAG BRACELET

RAG BRACELET

With some scrap fabric, your child can make a Rag Bracelet.
Scrap fabric
Pony beads or wooden beads with larger holes.

Cut three strips of fabric about 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide and as long as needed to wrap the wrist at least twice. You can use strips of the same fabric or mix and match. Tie a knot at one end with all three strips leaving a little "fringe". Tie two of the fringe pieces around a knob or chair leg to hold while you work. Now twist a piece of tape around the ends of the long strips so they look like shoelace ends. Now start braiding the strips together.

Start to add in while braiding your choice of beads, bells, buttons or shells with holes in them (what ever you want, just make sure the holes are big enough to thread). Continue until you have the length you need for a bracelet (or anklet, or necklace). Then tie a second knot securing the three ends together. Leave a little fringe again and cut the remaining. Remove from the chair leg and take one strip from each end and tie together tightly.

You can do this while around the wrist so it won't come off or make it big enough to slip on and off. Now either trim it up or leave some fringe and it's done.

   

Comments

2/10/2007 3:37:52 PM
Carolyn said:

I plan to do this with my 4th grade class as a "technical reading" activity. It sounds like it won't cost anything as long as the kids bring in old clothes, and they will think it is a lot of fun. Thanks for the idea! I will try to remember to let you know how successful it was for the class.


2/10/2007 3:38:28 PM
Carolyn said:

I plan to do this with my 4th grade class as a "technical reading" activity. It sounds like it won't cost anything as long as the kids bring in old clothes, and they will think it is a lot of fun. Thanks for the idea! I will try to remember to let you know how successful it was for the class.




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