maker monday

Maker Monday: Let’s try tying knots to make a bracelet

Happy Monday, Kidsburgh readers! We’re back again this week with another “Let’s Try” video from our friends at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, as part of our ongoing Maker Monday series. We’re excited to bring you this free maker activity.

Maker Monday knot closeup

This week’s project teaches kids how to make beautiful bracelets simply by tying knots. You’ll find all the info on materials and instructions right here, and you can follow along on the video below to learn each easy step.

A note to kid makers: Please work with a parent or caregiver on every project and always be very careful when using tools of any kind.

Maker Monday materials you’ll need:

  • tape
  • 2 pieces of white string
  • 2 pieces of colored string

Instructions (you’ll also see them in the video):

  • Line up the ends of the four pieces of string and tie them in a slip knot (see video).
  • Tape down the knotted end of the strings.
  • Place the colored pieces of string to the left and right of the white strings.
  • Place the left colored string on top of the white strings in a triangle shape.
  • Pull the end of the string through the triangle, under the white strings.
  • Repeat this process with the colored string that’s on the right side.
  • Continue doing this until you reach the desired length of colored string.
  • Then switch the placement of the white and colored strings (move white to outside).
  • Repeat the same process as before, using the white strings.
  • Continue until you reach the length you would like your bracelet to be.