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

Scissors

Easy Maasai Craft Inspired Bracelet

Instructions:

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!

 

Black History Month Series on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Welcome to our fifth annual Black History Month series! Follow along all month long as we explore the rich history and cultures of Africa and African-Americans.

You can also follow our Black History board on Pinterest:

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Biracial Bookworms: Our Invisible Armor – Heroes of Black History

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February 23
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February 26
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Quotes on Equality and Peace

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When I look at my multicultural children, all I see is… children. They have no idea of the battles that are fought around the world among people of different races, nationalities and religions. They do not identify themselves (yet) with any heritage (being born in China to parents from different cultural and ethnic background).

As we are celebrating Black History Month around the world, I can’t but think that we are what we make ourselves and our children. We make the labels, we judge people by their skin color, religion and nationality. We can’t ignore all the differences and diversities we have. After all, we have been created different, unique. But what we can do, is accept and embrace equality and unity that are within us; the fact that the very uniqueness we have is what binds us, makes us special. Instead of singling out our differences, we should appreciate them.

Today I would like to share some quotes on equality and peace that belong to prominent people of African/African-American heritage. These are some beautiful words and I hope that you can share these quotes with your children while exploring with them African and African-American cultures. These are beautiful quotes so share them with your friends and family!

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Black History Month Blog Hop on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Welcome to our third annual Black History Month series and giveaway! Follow along all month long as we explore the rich history and cultures of Africa and African-Americans. Be sure to enter our giveaway below and link up your own posts at the bottom of the page.

You can also follow our Black History board on Pinterest:

Follow Multicultural Kid Blogs’s board Black History on Pinterest.

February 1
All Done Monkey on Multicultural Kid Blogs: George Washington Carver: Facts, Activities, and Resources

February 3
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Grand Prize Black Heritage Month Giveaway 2016 | Multicultural Kid Blogs

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From Heritage Box, a starter pack:
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From Rachel Garlinghouse: Homeschooling Your Young Black Child

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