I starting making friendship bracelets when I was about 12 with embroidery floss. I used to pin them to my jeans and work on them everywhere. A few years later I learned how to make hemp necklaces. There was no going back! I formed an early and intense addiction to beads and I made piece after piece.
Fast forward many years and yesterday afternoon I taught a class at our local library on how to make these fun bracelets. I bought some hemp at Michael's and we had plastic pony beads. 6 girls ranging in ages from 7-12 came and they made 3 bracelets/necklaces each. I think they had a good time, I sure did!
Even the Superstar was there (although I've taught her how to do these knots a hundred times!).
Did you notice in the very first picture the yarn in the bottom left corner? I try to sneak fiber everywhere I go, and the library is no exception. I brought some acrylic stash yarn to teach the girls friendship bracelets because yarn is easier to learn on than embroidery floss plus it's almost instant gratification (being quite a bit larger than floss). If I was thinking I would have brought some needles along and taught them knitting! Maybe that can be a future class!
Afterwards the Superstar and I stopped at our local Ice Cream Parlour and indulged... It was a good afternoon.