The Knot It app walks kids through how to make each pattern with step-by-step video tutorials. The videos are easy to follow and even easier to set up—once the app is open and ready, a special stand props the phone up so kids can watch the video hands-free while they weave the threads together.
Although the kit is for ages 8 and up, kids might have to practice a bit before they get the hang of the different types of knots. Some of the patterns are more difficult to make than others, and even the simpler ones might take more than one try to get them right. While the videos are helpful, it’s always better to have a parent on hand in case kids get all tangled up.
My Friendship Bracelet Maker is especially good for an indoor arts and crafts day. Since the bracelets take around 20 minutes to complete, kids can devote hours at a time to making the perfect bracelets for their friends.
Whether your kids’ friends want “Bieber” spelled out around their wrists or miniature “best friend heart” patterns, they’re guaranteed a friendship bracelet that matches their unique personalities—and one they can carry with them for years.