Being Artistic With Stuff From Online Arts And Crafts Store

By Eloise Hewitt

There are a lot of things that you and your little one can do this summer. School is over, so remember to let your child experience summer the fun and exciting way. A good idea to spend the season together is making some crafts. There are a lot of online arts and crafts store where you can buy the materials. It is always fun and so much more exciting when you make it more productive and artistic.

Bonding with the kids through educational and productive activities is really great. It makes the relationship even more close and the creativity of the children will be developed. Making friendship bracelets will make their relationship with friends also improve. They will also be more thoughtful and could improve their interaction skills. Let us get started with these instructions on how to do it.

You can use 4 strands of floss or more depending on the design and color combination you want. But, since you will be doing it with your child, it is best to have 4 strand pattern so it will be easier to them. Prepare your scissor, clipboard and a masking tape which will hold the floss while you are making it.

Line all of them up and tie 4 inches of its end part. Secure it on the clipboard with your tape. Then, you need to separate each one of them.

Now you are ready to do the actual labor. Start by doing basic diagonal stripes. Take the very first strand and put it on top of the next one. Get the second and hold it tight using your hand and make it the base strand. Loop it around with the the knot that you have made with the first strand of floss. Next thing you need to do is pull it to the other direction to create a knot. Then just keep going with this step.

You must continue doing it until you will be able to do more strands. After that, loop it all again around the next base and start another tie. Just keep repeating it so you can make the next layer.

As you can see, the steps to do it will just keep repeating till you can make one full bracelet out from it. All you actually need to do is make sure that you guide your child all the time. Be more patient since they sometimes have too much questions. Make sure that you will be able to correct whatever it is that they have done wrong while doing it so they will not be disappointed with the outcome.

Look at the good things that they have done. If you think they deserve to be awarded for it, then do so. It makes them feel like they want to do it all again and do something else which is even more productive. Praise them as much as possible.

This does not just serve as something to do on summer but also a great to bond with your kids. Aside from giving it out to some friends, you can also use it as a business. It will be so much fun to make it and earn together. Keep that special bond you have with them by making something really great.

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