This is one of the most nostalgic reviews I’ve done on this blog. No joke. I can’t tell you how many friendship bracelets I made, received, traded, swapped, who knows what else over the years. Perhaps it was growing up in the 80s, or going to summer camp, but man, those bracelets were awesome. I had friends who could make 10 strand bracelets- not me, I was far better at the small ones, simple designs, but lots of friends had some mad skills and could do bracelets with amazing designs! The folks at My Friendship Bracelet Maker sent us one of their makers and oh, what fun I’ve had showing my 6 year old how to make bracelets!! Of course, we used to use a clipboard and “wing it” but this does make it easier, especially for littler ones.
It isn’t just about the making of the bracelets that I love. Its also the meaning of them- as the site says, “according to indigenous American tradition, the person you give a friendship bracelet you made for them must wear it until the threads wear out and fall off naturally. Whether you follow this tradition or create your own, what’s important is that you enjoy the craft, have fun and make the choice to share friendship each and every day.” [click to continue…]