Dallin has been a busy bee over here! He has been having fun making paracord bracelets to give to family and friends for Christmas. All of our kids are making gifts this year instead of buying them, and I will be sharing our ideas throughout the giving season with you! Rubber band bracelets seem to be all the rage lately. These fads come and go, just like the silly bands. Remember those? I like these paracord bracelets because they are not just a fashion statement, they are actually functional too! A nice little bonus that got Dallin’s attention.
Dallin is 10 years old, in Webelos, and has a best friend who is into the same things. They are two peas in a pod as they explore our small town on their bikes. It’s a fun age, an age of new independence.
Paracord Survival bracelets are the perfect gift for boys to make (with assistance from mom or dad) because they aren’t just a bracelet, they are a tool at the same time. Dallin is all about his gadgets (pocket knife, survival tool, compass, etc.). Here are 10 uses for paracord survival bracelets!
I ordered him a big pack of cording and fittings on ebay for a great deal, my husband found a youtube video, and they got started. There are many styles to choose from, but they kept it nice and basic. A one color bracelet and a two color bracelet. These were the best how to videos they found.
Before long, Dallin was tying them all on his own. He is pretty fast at it too! The ease of making these bracelets depends on your child and their skill level. He needed Dad’s assistance with setting up the bracelet and adding the fittings, but once Dad got that going, he could make the ties on his own.
Dad helped with burning the edges of the cording.
There are so many fun colors to choose from!
This tiny little one he made for 2 year old, Ruby, is one of my favorites. It’s so cute! She has no idea that she could use it as a spare shoe lace, an archery bow, a trap, a tourniquet, or a splint. For her it is a pretty fashion statement, but to a scout it’s a pretty awesome survival tool.