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How to Make Kids' Ties


Bolo Tie

Bolo ties are a wearable crafts that kids can make. And, both guys and gals can wear this easy, Western-style necklace. Here's how to make a traditional-styled bolo tie.

How to Make the Bolo Tie

What You'll Need:

  • Large Western-style button
  • 40-inch-long leather or satin cord or cool shoelace (make sure it's the right thickness for the button)
  • Metal tips (found in the button department)
  • Glue (optional)

Step 1: If your favorite button has 2 holes, thread both ends of the cord up through 1 hole and down through the other.

Step 2: If the button has 4 holes, thread 1 end up through 1 hole and down through the other. Then thread the other end of the cord up and down through the hole alongside the first.

Step 3: Glue the metal tips to the ends of the cords, or just tie a knot at each end. Then take your bolo tie two-stepping!

On the next page, you'll learn how to make a seashore-inspired bolo tie.

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