How to Make a Camp Friendship Bracelet

Last updated: April 27, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. PT

Originally published: April 27, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. PT

Supplies needed for a friendship bracelet.

Friendship bracelets are a quintessential camp activity! They are a great way to spend time at home working on fine motor skills and exploring creativity and colors. Even better, make a few bracelets and mail them off with a note to friends that you've been missing the most! 

Supplies Needed

  • String, yard, cord, or something that can be weaved. 
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Flat space, like a table.


Three different colored strings, tied together and taped to a flat surface in prep for making a friendship bracelet.

Take your string and lay out three equal length pieces. Tie one end of all three strings together in a simple knot. Tape the knotted end down to a table or other flat surface.

Visual representation of step 4 of making a friendship bracelet.

Separate the three pieces of string and cross the piece on the far right over the piece in the middle. 

Visual representation of step 5 in making a friendship bracelet.

Loop the far right piece through the middle piece. 

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Pull the middle string up to bring the loop tight near the tape. Hold and place the original right piece in the center. 

Visual representation of step 7 in making a friendship bracelt

Repeat the same process with the far left string. Loop the original far right piece over and under again. 

Visual representation of step 8 making a friendship bracelet.

Pull the middle piece through the left piece. 

Visual representation of step 9 in making a friendship bracelet.

Pull the knot of the middle piece up towards the tape. Move the middle piece to the left. 

Visual representation of step 10 in making a friendship bracelet.

Repeat the process again starting with the new far right string. And continue repeating the process until you've made a friendship bracelet of a desired length. 


If you are feeling comfortable with this technique, try these fun variations: 

  • Add more colors and more strings
  • Repeat the same color through all the loops multiple times before moving to the next color. (In this example, you would do both loops with the pink through the green and white more than once before moving onto making loops with green.)
Category: Camp Activity