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DIY Thursday: Friendship bracelets, Dymocks 3 for $33 Children’s Classic’s PLUS a Prize to win!

April 30, 2020 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

DIY Thursday: Friendship bracelets

 

Are your kids missing their friends? These cute DIY friendship bracelets are fun to make, will keep them nice and busy, and will show their pals just how much they care.

And for bonus points, everything you need is available at Kmart (you can even buy it all in one pack!)

 

Image: Projects with Kids

 

What you may need to buy:

Embroidery thread in the colours of your choice

Letter beads

Buttons

What you may already have:

Scissors

Tape to secure your thread.

  Method:  
  1. Measure your thread. Use your wrist as a guide here, and then cut the thread 4 x the length. Cut 3 pieces to this length.

        Fold the thread in half and tie a loop knot at one end (kids may need a little assistance with this). Make your loop big enough to fit the button, but not too big that the button will come undone easily.

        Tape the end of your thread to a hard surface (like a table).

 
  1. Separate the thread into 3 groups (2 pieces of thread per group). Start plaiting your bracelet. The tighter the better!
 
  1. Once your plait has reached about half way tie a knot. Then you can start stringing on your letter beads. These can say whatever you like! When you have finished with the beads, tie another knot.
 
  1. Finish plaiting the thread until you reach the desired size of your bracelet.
 
  1. Thread 2 or more of the threads from your bracelet through the button. If your button has 4 holes, pass the thread through a couple of times.
 
  1. Tie a knot at the back of the button and trim off the excess thread so the tail isn’t too long.
 
  1. Give to friends (when Isolation is over!)

Book of the week

  To celebrate Dymock's 3 for $33 classic picture books promotion we have picked out top 3 classic children's books for this week!

Possum Magic 

This Australian Classic is a timeless tale and house hold story  bought to life by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas. Read by every teacher, its the perfect book to have on hand while the little ones are learning from home.

2.  Where is the green sheep?

Here is the blue sheep, and here is the red sheep. Here is the bath sheep, and here is the bed sheep. But where is the green sheep?

This Children's classic is another magical story by Mem Fox and colourful way to integrate learning while at home.

3. Pirahnas dont eat bananas 

Need a little help encouraging your little ones to eat fruit? This funny little classic by Aaron Blabey will not only keep their attention but you might just notice fruit is the new choice of snack!

 

This weeks Prize

Follow along with our craft activity with your very own friendship bracelet kit!

To enter:

  1. Comment your go to activity during quarantine
  2. Make sure you are following our Facebook and Instagram account

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