Easy Maasai Craft Inspired Bracelet

Easy Maasai Craft Inspired Bracelet

Today I would like to share an Easy Maasai Craft Inspired Bracelet we made while looking at the photos of these beautiful people who are also a part of my children’s heritage. Maasai are known for their intricate gorgeous jewelry that has caught the eye of so many  around the globe. They decorate their neck, arms, ears and heads with layers of bracelets, necklaces and gorgeous earrings, all hand-made from the materials available to them.

Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania are not known as beautiful places. They are also known to be a home for beautiful Maasai people. They are very talented and keep to their old traditions. They history is also very interesting.

The tutorial is so easy and can be made together with your children or by children from 4+ years old up.

You will need:

Pipe cleaner

Colorful thread


Easy Maasai Craft Inspired Bracelet


1. Start by putting together and aligning the ends of several threads and the pipe cleaner. Tie a knot to secure.

2. Using one of the treads, start wrapping it around the pipe cleaner, making sure it is tightly wrapped. The first thread will be wrapped over the other two threads as well.

3. After some time, wrap the next thread. And then the next, until you are done.

Easy Maasai Craft Inspired Bracelet

4. Secure the ends with a knot. Cut off loose ends.

5. Depending on how long your pipe cleaner is you can make one layer or two.

Look how pretty it looks!

Easy Maasai Craft Inspired Bracelet

You can repeat this as many times as you want if you want a bracelet with several layers.

Traditionally the bracelets are beaded. However, I tried creating an easy craft that can be made by a child and using the wrapping technique is what came to mind!


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Native American Cuff Bracelet Craft


My girls love jewelry, they love making it, so I decided to teach them how to make an easy Native American Cuff Bracelet Craft.

It is the Native American Heritage Month and we have been looking at different books and stories about Native Americans, that gave us a little insight into their culture and traditions.

Cuffs were worn by both women and men. They were made of some metals – usually silver, gold, often decorated by beautiful stones. There were also gorgeous beaded bracelets, colorful with unique designs.  And they have beautiful ornaments representing different symbols: protection symbols, animal symbols that represented friendship, companionship, love, freedom, and more.

We have simply Googled what typical Native American designs would look like and we found a whole bunch of beautiful ones here.

Before I proceed sharing our craft with you, I have to add a very important note: the following research and craft was made to honour thousands years old cultural heritage of Native American people. It is not meant to be any sort of cultural appropriation, neither to offend anyone. This blog is created for education purposes and, though, we probably will never be able to completely blend in one culture or another, we can help educate our children about the world with the attempts to make the learning process fun and exciting!

So, how did we make our gorgeous bracelets?

You will need just few tools that you probably already have at home:

Toilet paper rolls

Crayons / markers / paints

If desired – pieces of construction paper cut into different shapes




  1. Take toilet paper roll and cut it into two parts.
  2. Cut the parts to make openings and try fitting them now on your hands – they will look like cuff bracelets.
  3.  Choose a design. You can first make it by drawing it with a pencil. Color your design
  4. If you like, you can make the designs by cutting the shapes (diamonds, triangles, ovals, and others) out of colorful construction paper and gluing them on your bracelet.

You can now make more bracelets to place on the arm, and even ankles!

I would love to learn together with my girls how to make beaded bracelets. Perhaps, next year??


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