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About 30 minutes
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kids christmas friendship bracelet stack

The kids have so many friends and it is hard (not to mention expensive) to buy for them all so why not make fun and trendy gifts this year? Since friendship bracelets are back so take advantage and give the kids something fun to do which doubles as gift making!
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The kids have so many friends and it is hard (not to mention expensive) to buy for them all so why not make fun and trendy gifts this year? Since friendship bracelets are back so take advantage and give the kids something fun to do which doubles as gift making!   Step 1 Cut a 10" piece of stretchy cord for each stretch bracelet. Step 2 Tape one end of a stretchy cord to your working surface. Step 3 Thread about 6 pony beads onto a stretchy cord, then add alphabet letters. Now, add as many pony beads needed for the desired length. Step 4 Remove the tape and tie the ends of the stretchy cord together with a double overhand knot. Step 5 Add a dab of glue to the knot and let dry. Step 6 Make a single ladder bracelet from floss. To do this: Cut a 72" piece of floss from two different colors. Fold the two 72" pieces in half and cut at the fold so you have four 36" pieces. Cut a 48" piece of floss from a third color so you have two 24" pieces. Fold the 48" pieces in half and cut at the fold. Line up one end of all pieces of floss. Measure about 8" from the aligned end and tie an overhand knot, Tape to your working surface just above the knot one the side with the longer floss end. Separate the floss pieces evenly on the 8" end and brain them together; tie an overhand knot at the end. Turn your floss around and tape on the other side of the knot. Separate your floss strands so you have of the longer colors on the left (A) and one on the right (C) with the shorter one in the center (B). Hold the B strands firmly in the center, take the A strands and fold them across the top of the B strands (like the number 4). Wrap the A strand ends around the B strands and up through the opening (of the 4). Pull until the knot is tightly snuggled up against the overhand knot. Set the A strands back down on the left. Hold the B strands firmly in the center, take the C strands and fold them across the top of the B strands (like a backwards number 4). Wrap the C strand ends around the B strands and up through the opening (of the 4). Pull until the knot is tightly snuggled up against the overhand knot. Set the C strands back down on the right. Repeat this back and forth knot formation for about 4½". Tie an overhand knot just below the last knot. Separate the strands and braid to match the other end. Remove the tape. Step 7 Finish your ladder bracelet with a sliding knot. Step 8 To make the clear pony bead bracelet, cut 3 36" strands of craft cord. Fold them in half and tie an overhand knot about ½" from the fold creating a loop. Tape the loop to your working surface. Step 9 Separate the cords into three, same color, sections and braid the cords to length needed for your bracelet plus add about 1". Step 10 Now slide translucent pony beads onto the braided cords. Tie an overhand knot at the end. Trim excess floss but leave a little for a tassel. Project Note: Click here and enter '88603' in the search field for the materials and instructions to make the Rainbow Loom® Starburst Bracelet.   Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels 
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