Submitted by: Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson, authors of a book on eco-friendly holiday celebrations

Inexpensive and worn by both boys and girls, friendship bracelets made with black and orange thread are perfect for Halloween. Cut three strands of black and/or orange embroidery floss. Fold in half so you have six strands and make a knot in the middle. Tape knot to table. Experiment with weaving by taking the first strand on the left side and weaving it up and around the next strand, then pulling tight or by simply weaving the first string over and under the other strands until it gets to the last one, pull tight, then weave back the opposite way. Continue your weaving until done. Knot the end and leave some strands so that two ends can be tied together on the wrist.


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