Friendship bracelets are a great crafting activity for kids
Making a friendship bracelet for someone can teach your child about the joy of gift-giving
Learn the steps to make a cobra knit friendship bracelet
Follow these four steps to make your very own cobra knit friendship bracelet. Or watch the crafting video here.
For materials, all you’ll need is some type of cord - like gimp cord, leather, paracord, or hemp. Fun items like beads, pipe cleaners, craft wire, and other decorations can add a fun flair, but are optional!
Step 1: Prepare your Cords
Measure out two very long pieces of cord - it can be and cut them. Keep them together, fold them in half, and adjust them until the ends are all the same length
Step 2: Tie a Knot
Next, grab the center of the string and loop it around to tie a knot.
Step 3: Complete the Cobra Stitch
You now have four strands. You will only use the strands on the edges - the strands at the center will remain hidden.
Starting with the strand on the left, bring it over the two central strands like the number four.
Place the strand on the right on top of the edge of the number four, like this.
Then feed it through the loop of the four.
Gently pull the strands to close the loop
Repeat this step on the other side. Create a backwards four with the right strand.
Place the left strand on top.
And string the left strand through the loop.
Again, pull the two strands gently to close them.
Keep repeating these steps, alternating between the two sides, until you’ve made your bracelet long enough to fit around your wrist!
Step 4: Make it Super
Every Supernow project ends with the highly anticipated and exciting final step of “Making it Super.” This is when kids add the finishing touches to their craft and include the fun details and decorations that make it uniquely their own.
Once you’re happy with the length of your bracelet, leave a couple inches, say, two fingers, of empty space, and then tie an overhand knot. This is the most basic kind of knot, the one we use all the time - wrap the strands around your two fingers and pull them through. You’ll end up with something like this.
After that, you can make your friendship bracelet super. Now is the time to add decorations - maybe make it a bead bracelet by sliding on some beads and tying another knot. Or you can wrap some pipe cleaners around the bracelet for extra texture.
This is the step that allows kids to truly express their creativity and imagination to the fullest.
When you’re all done, you can clasp the bracelet around your wrist or the wrist of one of your friends! Or maybe, you can start on another.
Nothing quite warms the heart like friendship - what better way to embrace it than a friendship bracelet?
We hope you enjoyed this step-by-step guide on how to make a super cute cobra knit friendship bracelet for kids. To check out similar fun crafts for kids of all ages, head to Supernow’s fashion design projects page. There you’ll find even more activities for aspiring young designers and creators. Stay super!